The Grandeur of Toshogu Shrine

Details of Nikko's centrepiece

By Nicole Bauer    - 1 min read

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Toshogu Shrine has been undergoing a wide-ranging renovation program since 2007 and is expected to last until March 2024. Works are gradual and isolated to avoid disruption, so it is likely the impact of any visit is minimal.

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If I am honest, I have to say that I only went to Toshogu shrine because I thought it was one of the things you just have to tick off when being in the area. However I was so wrong! This is by far the most impressive shrine complex I have ever seen since I came to Japan and it can by no means be compared to any other shrine I know. The setting itself is awesome; the colors and the elaborate decorations are unique – one can still feel the wealth and power during the Tokugawa shogunate.

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Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer @nicole.bauer

Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Italy before moving to Japan in October 2009. It took me a while to adapt to this very different world; however, travelling up and down the country has helped me to not only adapt, but to actually fall in love with this country Japan. It has also reawakened my interest in photography, so whenever I get a chance I pack my camera and discover something new. Japan is full of beautiful but less well-known places. To make these more discoverable for everybody, I'm very happy to be able to share my stories and photography on this site, and open a world of extraordinary experiences, which would be difficult to find in a guidebook. For any queries regarding Tokyo as a travel destination or any of my published articles, please feel free to contact me.