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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

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Address: 390 Negoya Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8011, Shizuoka Prefecture
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good half-day excursion

Take a bus bound for 'Nihondaira' mountain; from the top of the mountain take a cable car across to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. This is the original shrine built to enshrine 'Ieasu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Makati, Rizal, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I went here October 2014. You could either climb up or have a cable car to bring you up the shrine. I decided to climb up during the solo trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Take a bus bound for 'Nihondaira' mountain; from the top of the mountain take a cable car across to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. This is the original shrine built to enshrine 'Ieasu Tokugawa', before his remains were moved to their current place in 'NIKKO' which is a super-sized copy of the original Kunozan Shrine. Go on Saturdays and Sundays spring and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Didn't get a view of Mt Fuji the day we were there, but the Shrine and Museum are an enjoyable stop at the end of the Nihondiara Ropeway (It is a cable tram...don't worry). Be ready for some steps to navigate to see the shrine. And you can walk down to street level if you dare...only 1159 steps. The monks... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine is located at the top of Kunozan, a small mountain where you will need to climb 1,200 steps up the stone stairs. Please wear comfy footwear as the steps are rocky and uneven. I was surprised that it was not as tiring as I thought to climb the thousand over stairs. If you really cannot climb stairs,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

This shrine is unique in the location. It is on the mountain. Before the Rope Way was constructed, people had to go on 1159 steps. The mountain is faced to Pacific Ocean. In winter we can see beautiful view of Fuji mountain with the sea in front. It was a pity that I went there in summer. I could not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

This is a smaller version of the shrine in Nikko. It was built first and was the original shrine/temple for TOKUGAWA Ieyasu. It is very similar to Nikko but on a slightly smaller scale though I think the setting is more dramatic overlooking the Pacific. Very easy to get there by bus from Shizuoka station. It is a 35 minute... More 

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