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Travel to Nikko, Japan, 2006
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Nikko - Taiyuin-byo Shrine.JPG
Nikko - Taiyuin-byo Shrine
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine 2.JPG
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine 2
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine 3.JPG
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine 3
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine 4.JPG
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine 4
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine 5.JPG
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine 5
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine detail.JPG
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine detail
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine.JPG
Nikko - Tokugawa shrine
Nikko bridge.jpg
Nikko bridge
Nikko fountain.jpg
Nikko fountain
Nikko pagoda.jpg
Nikko pagoda
The surroundings of Nikko have been known for ages as a holy place. The temples and other shrines in this area originate from the 17th century and attract attention because of their rich decorations. The Unesco-report speaks about architectural and artistic genius and ingenuity and creativity of its architects and decorators.

The Toshogu is the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. The shrine is dedicated to the spirits of Ieyasu and two other of Japan's most influential historical personalities, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Minamoto Yoritomo.

The well known carvings of the three see-no-evil, speak-no-evil, hear-no-evil monkeys can be seen on the Sacred Stable. A few steps from that, the Youmeimon gate boasts over 300 carvings of beasts, such as dragons, giraffes, and lions.

Japan Guide.com
Nikko Online
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