World Heritage Shrines and Temples of Nikko

A few weeks ago, I returned to Nikko to visit the shrines and temples of central Nikko, which are on UNESCO’s list of Word Heritage Sites.

Above, to reach the sites from the station, I walked on a path next to the river.

Above, Mount  Nyoho (女峰山) in the background.

Above, Shinkyo bridge.

Above, Rinnoji Temple (currently being renovated).

Above, path to Toshogu Shrine.

Above, gate at the entrance to Toshogu Shrine.

Above, the famous carving of the 3 monkeys.

Above. main shrine building.

Above, carving of a sleeping cat on the gate leading to Tokugawa Ieyasu‘s mausoleum.

Above, Tokugawa Ieyasu’s tomb.

Above, path to Futarasan Shrine, dedicated to Nikko’s 3 sacred mountains.

Above, gate to Taiyuinbyo, Tokugawa Iemitsu’s mausoleum.

Above, path to Takino Shrine.

Above, baku at Kitano Shrine.

Above, Old Path.

Above, torii at the entrance to Takino Shrine (currently being renovated).

Above, Mount Toyama.

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