Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine
About this sight
This Shinto shrine is part of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikko" and the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Ieyasu is enshrined as Tosho Daigongen, the "Great Deity of the East Shining Light". Initially built in 1617, Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gate is open 8am-5pm from April 1-October 31, and 8am-4pm from November 1-March 31.
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