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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

390 Negoya Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8011, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 54-237-2438
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Ranked #1 of 56 Attractions in Shizuoka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 132 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

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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Tokyo
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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