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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

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Powerful Spiritual Experience

The Kunozan Toshogu Shrine is definitely a must see along with Nihon Daira view. The Shrine itself... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alexi1974
Beautiful shrine

Way to many steps for me but my travel companions made it to the top. Be sure to wear comfortable... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
Carol A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kunozan Toshogu Shrine is definitely a must see along with Nihon Daira view. The Shrine itself is beautifully designed with many colors. There are lots of steps, so please do bring comfortable hiking/walking shoes and water.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

Way to many steps for me but my travel companions made it to the top. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carol A
Reviewed January 18, 2019

Built in 1617, the main shrine showcases lacquers and gold foils. Similarly the other buildings are likewise painted every 50 years to preserve them. Many steps take you past about 13 buildings in all and the final set leads to the grave of Ieyasu Tokugawa....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DERtravels
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is the most famous shrine in Shizuoka which attracts many visitors not only from Japan but from all over the world. Unlike Toshogu in NIKKO, this one has calm and tranquilized atmosphere. Established in 1613, just two years after the first Shogun IEYASU passed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank godzilla04jp
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Many, many steps to climb but really worthwhile to see. Very nice architecture. Use the wood and bamboo walking sticks found near the ticket booth. Go early to avoid the crowd

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Shinto shrine with a tour group. It is the burial place of the first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu and features many beautiful structures and art. The buildings are colorful and have elaborate wood carvings. They are protected as important cultural...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mkongj
Reviewed August 25, 2018

There is some walking involved and It is an easy climb up stone steps. There is detail in Japanese. Good idea to have a guide. There are great views of the coastline.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Geraldine F
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Nestled in a rather remote peaceful hillside location there is no road access to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. There are two ways to reach the shrine ascending 1159 stone steps from the bottom of the Kunozan Mt, or by descending on the Nihondaira ropeway. This is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank global3adventure
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

the original burial place of the first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate, and is thus the oldest of the Tōshō-gū shrines in the country. The main festival of the shrine is held annually on April 17 Since up there at the cable cart station is hard to find taxi back...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank majeo
Reviewed November 6, 2017

I disagree, the climb is NOT an easy one. The stone steps are uneven, steep and can be as high as 10 inches in certain sections. The area was wet due to overnight rain. We noticed many people who simply stopped after the first series...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Dushi-NY
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bennybear
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If you could make it both of them, would be the best! But if you have not much time, this tosho-gun is located top of the mountain, although there is rope way, need to climb up steps. But pretty much worth for... More
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