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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

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Address: 390 Negoya Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8011, Shizuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 54-237-2438
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Peace and Tranquility

You can access the shrine from the Nihondaira ropeway. It is a spectacular shrine dedicated to the Shogun and it was just very peaceful and calming. You can also purchase an extra... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
ilmariAF
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Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

You can access the shrine from the Nihondaira ropeway. It is a spectacular shrine dedicated to the Shogun and it was just very peaceful and calming. You can also purchase an extra admission to the museum which houses armor and rare artifacts. Just take bus no 42 from Shizuoka station and NIhondaira is the last stop. Tip: You can get... More 

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Shizuoka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Tokugawa Ieyasu is deified in Tosho-gu, it's a shrine. When he died in 1616, Tokugawa Ieyasu was reburied in Kunouzan Toshogu immediately. It's deified in Nikko Tosho-gu after that, but it's this place that there is a grave of Ieyasu. There isn't history museum in Shizuoka-shi, so to know Ieyasu deeply, I come to this place, and a museum, a... More 

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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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2 Thank James J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 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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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 24, 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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