Expand your knowledge of Japan.

[Tochigi]“Nikko-Toshogu”, the Shrine built for great samurai2013.05.08

Nikko Toshogu has been designated a World Heritage Site and located in Nikko, Tochigi prefecture.

This is a Shinto Shrine where the founder of Edo period, Tokugawa Ieyasu is dedicated. The animal wooden sculptures are very famous such as “Mi-zaru, Iwa-zaru, Kika-zaru” (three wise monkeys), “Nemuri-neko” (Sleeping cat), and sparrows behind the cat. You see lots of beautiful architectures that were built in Edo period and the historical and traditional festivals/events have been held almost every month.

Since they have not only Japanese voice guide but also English and Chinese, I recommend you to visit to Nikko-Toshogu to know better when you come to Japan.

【Tochigi】“Nikko-Toshogu”, the Shrine built for great samurai

photo by hiyang.on.flickr

【Tochigi】“Nikko-Toshogu”, the Shrine built for great samurai

photo by scarletgreen

【Tochigi】“Nikko-Toshogu”, the Shrine built for great samurai

photo by d’n’c

【Tochigi】“Nikko-Toshogu”, the Shrine built for great samurai

photo by d’n’c

このエントリーをはてなブックマークに追加

Related Articles

GotoTop