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This was lit up at night so the atmosphere was energetic yet mysterious. Even my young son could feel something magical about it then after enjoy the free refreshments served at the entrance in a festival atmosphere. It was good comparing it to Toshogu.
Great to see this and the time and effort that has gone into it. The surrounding forest is beautiful too. Wear comfortable shoes that slip on and off easily as removal is required for access to some areas.
Taiyuuin is the mausoleum of the third Tokugawa shougun Iemitsu constructed and completed by his son Ietsuna in 1653, two years after Iemitsu’s death. In accordance with his will, his mausoleum was placed in Nikko, close to Toushouguu shrine of his grandfather Ieyasu that Iemitsu...More
Located in the same vicinity as Toshogu, Taiyuinbyo is the mausoleum of Tokugawa Iemitsu, who was the grandson of Ieyasu. Although the mausoleum complex resembles that of Toshogu in its layout and architecture, it was intentionally built somewhat more modest due to Iemitsu's deep respect...More
A lovely temple. We made it here just before closing time. There were hardly any people compared to Tosho-gu. So we could enjoy the place in peace. On our way down the stairs we met a loud tour guide with a flag. Shouting something at...More
Taiyuimbyo Shrine is very beautiful not only the structures itself but also the environment. During our visit to Nikko by early Nov., momiji was in full color. Many visitors were seen taking photos on the surrounding area.
Takes some time to get to Nikko from Tokyo but well worth the trip. This world Heritage site is worth the effort - complex of temples and parkland with stunning reliefs and paintings.. Easy walk up hte mian street from the station, nothing special but...More
A great respite from the commotion that is Tokyo. Easy to get to via trains. The shrine itself is about a 30 minute walk from the station on a busy, uninteresting road so either figure out the bus schedule or hop a cab.