Nikko has been a holy place for more than 1200 years. Since the priest Shodo succeeded in reaching the summit of Mt. Nantai, people began to worship the mountain as a god. Even now, priests practice various forms of asceticism here. In 1617 the first shogun of Edo, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was given a ritual burial in Nikko and so the magnificent Tosho-gu Shrine was built in 1636 for him.
Enjoy Nikko! It’s so great. Don’t hesitate to go Nikko and look it with your own eyes!
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1 Tosho-gu Shrine (1): Supreme power spot
2 Tosho-gu Shrine (2): Hidden signs behind its many carvings
3 Tosho-gu Shrine (3): “Unknown” Western methods used in ground's design
4 Tosho-gu Shrine (4): The Beauty and Wonder of Tosho-gu
5 Futara-san Shrine: The original power spot of the region
6 Taiyu-in Mausoleum: The 3rd Tokugawa Shogun Iemitsu’s resting place
7 Kanman-ga-fuchi Walk: Lots to see along the rapid Daiya River
8-1 Nikko Kanaya Hotel: Best location for Tosho-gu Shrine
8-2 Nikko Kanaya Hotel: History, nature and plenty of charm
9 Toki-no-yuu Inn: Simple Japanese ryokan at Nikko’s best location
10 Unagi Sawamoto: Tasty broiled eel and a secret sauce