Visiting Nikko’s Toshogu Shrine

Fine carvings and immaculate structures

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Toshogu Shrine has been undergoing a wide-ranging renovation program since 2007 and is expected to last until March 2024. Works are gradual and isolated to avoid disruption, so it is likely the impact of any visit is minimal.

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It would be hard to visit Nikko without seeing at least one of the world heritage sites for which this city is famous.

This is a predicament I found myself in when passing the grand gates of the lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine where I decided to cough up the hefty 1,300 Yen entrance fee.

Dedicated to Ieyasu Tokugawa in 1617, (the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate), Toshogu Shrine rightfully achieved UNESCO recognition in 1999.

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Steve Morton

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Yokohama based content creator, editor, and researcher. Steven likes, eating, reading and traveling on a streamlined budget guaranteed to make any self-respecting local gulp. When not too busy with work assignments, Steven attempts to not get lost while following Japanese tourist maps.Follow me on Wordpress or Instagram... and let's connect!