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久能山東照宮 Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

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390 Negoya, Suruga-ku Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka 422-8011, Japan
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[April-September] 9:00-17:00, [October-March] 9:00-16:00
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Date of post:2015/07/10

Visit the resting place of a great historical figure

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Have you ever heard of the shogun (a military dictator) Ieyasu TOKUGAWA? I think he is the most famous shogun in Japanese history. He is the important figure who united the nation for the first time. The Toshogu shrine was built right after his death in the 17th century according to his living will. His deified spirit was enshrined there.

The shrine attracts many tourists from home and abroad. The Gongen-style architecture buildings were all designated National Important Cultural Properties and the main shrine was designated as a National Treasure. They are beautifully decorated with colorful lacquer and gold foil. The motifs and designs we see now symbolize the peace which he really wanted during his whole life.

The shrine has a museum which houses swords and arms of shoguns and other interesting items belonging to the Tokugawa family.

If you visit the grave of the shogun, you may find out why he chose the place as his final resting place.

Access: Shizuoka station to Nihondaira
20 minutes by taxi (about 4,000 yen)
Nihondaira to Kunozan Toshogu shrine
5 minutes by cable car (every 15 minutes)
Entrance fee: Set ticket (1,650 yen) for Toshogu shrine + museum + round tickets for cable car

Shizuoka tour
Extending your way to other places around Kunozan Toshogu shrine will make you fully enjoy the stay in Shizuoka!
1. Nihondaira Ochakaikan
It is located on Nihondaira, from which a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji can be enjoyed, if the weather allows. The tea-picking experience also can be enjoyed.(500 yen, From mid-April to October)

2. Nippondaira Hotel
It is also located on Nihondaira. It has an observation deck on the 6th floor and some café and restaurants where visitors can enjoy meals, drinks and a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji.

3. Strawberry picking experience (From January to the beginning of May)
You’ll see greenhouses stretching out 7 km on the hill side along the coast. Mt. Kuno is the birthplace of strawberry picking for sightseeing. Once you try the taste, you won't be able to stop!

4. Miho Pine Grove
From Nihondaira, Miho Pine Grove can be seen. The place is one of the sites of Mt. Fuji World Heritage. It is also a photo-taking spot for a great view of Mt. Fuji, pine trees and ocean when the weather is fine.

5. Sushi Museum and Fish Market  
Come down from Nihondaira to Shimizu port, there’s a complex facility, called S-Pulse Dream Plaza, including movie theater, shopping mall, some restaurants and a sushi museum. The fish market is also close to S-Pulse Dream Plaza. It will be a good option to try the good taste of sushi here!

  • * The information above is from the date of the review. Please be aware that some of the content may vary from the most recent information.
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