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“The furthest away but what a gem!”
Review of Taiyuimbyo Shrine

Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Ranked #2 of 198 things to do in Nikko
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 22, 2012

If you purchase the combination ticket for the Nikko temples, then this seems to be many people's last stop. Some people don't get here at all! there can't have even been a tenth of the people at this shrine as there were at the Toshogu shrine, which for us made it more special.
This temple is really beautiful. The setting, the steps, the multiple buildings it really is delightful and such a lovely break to get away from all the crowds and be able to take as many pictures as you want, without people walking in front of you.
Without a doubt don't miss out on this one.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

If you go here, make sure you enjoy the walk up to it. The shrine of Ieyasu's grandson is much less in quantity, but what it does have is no less intricate. The statues which greet you are indeed eye catching and the burial site is very simplistic and interesting to see. There was much under restoration when we went, but it was still worth the time if you enjoy historic sites and have purchased the package of tickets which allow you view all the major sites. If you aren't into shrines and historic sites, I would skip this site and focus on Toshogu unless you want a less crowded and quick coles notes version of Ieyasu's grande complex.

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

I am not very interested in Shrines but enjoyed the walk all the way from Toshogu to Taiyuin because of the beautiful trees and woods along the way. It's very peaceful and the air is fresh.I would love to see it in all 4 seasons just to see the changing of the colours of the leaves.

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Reviewed March 30, 2012

Arguably the crown jewel among these amazing sites

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Iemitsu, grandson of Ieyasu, the man who started building the complex, is buried here, and unlike his grandfather, his tomb, located in the temple itself, is not accessible to the public, though you can view the outside walls. On a slightly smaller scale, but no less impressive, the main worship hall has extremely intricate and delicate decorations and carvings. Talks are available, but as far as we can see, are in Japanese only. Included as part of the day pass to the entire site.

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