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Day 2 of Winter Travel in Nikko ~Mt. Nikko Rinno-ji and Nikko Toshogu Shrine~

Writer : kosu- Page: 5/6 -

Visiting Nikko Futarasan Jinja

Nikko Futarasan Jinja is a shrine that is dedicated to Nikko Sanzan, the highest peak of Nikko Renzan,
There are also satellite shrines apart from the main shrine, like Chugushi at Lake Chuzenji and Okumiya at the summit of Mt. Nantai, but today I visited the main shrine at Mt. Nikko.

Here is the worship hall at the front of the shrine.
It was decorated modestly compared to places like Nikko Toshogu Shrine.

The path to the side of the worship hall was very pleasant.

Sometimes I took pictures at medium range with a 90mm macro lens.

Tower gate
Tower gate
Jinkosha
Jinkosha

This place is also famous for being good luck for marriage.
I guess that doesn’t really apply to me, though…

Mitomo Shrine
Mitomo Shrine
Kaguraden
Kaguraden
OPEN

Basic information on Nikko Futarasan Jinja

Address
2307 Sannai, Nikko City, Tochigi[MAP]
WEB
URL(Japanese)

Visiting Mt. Nikko Rinno-ji Taiyuin

My last stop in the tour of “The Shrines and Temples of Nikko” was Rinno-ji Taiyuin.
Rinno-ji Taiyuin is the tomb of the third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu Tokugawa.

Deva gate
Deva gate

The area had a very dignified atmosphere.

Yashamon
Yashamon
Karamon
Karamon
Worship hall and main shrine
Worship hall and main shrine

The 315 lanterns were very moving.

Lanterns
Lanterns
OPEN

Basic information on Mt. Nikko Rinno-ji Taiyuin

Address
2300 Sannai, Nikko City, Tochigi[MAP]
WEB
URL(Japanese)

This ends my walk around World Heritage Site “The Shrines and Temples of Nikko.”

Visiting Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

The Tamozawa Imperial Villa was built in 1899 as a retreat for Emperor Taisho (the crown prince of the time). It was used by Emperor Taisho and 3 other geenrations of emperors before abolishment in 1947. In 2000, it was opened to the public as a memorial park.

Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

The atmosphere here was calm and regal, befitting the imperial family.

The entrance to the building is a carriageway porch.

I took a look inside.

Supposedly the Imperial Family enjoyed billiards thanks to their relationship to foreign countries.

Billiard table
Billiard table

Snapshots of the house are below.

Yard

There was a pond in the garden, which was beautiful alongside the snow.

OPEN

Basic information on Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

Address
8-27 Honcho, Nikko City, Tochigi[MAP]
Admission
510 yen
Closed
Every Tuesday (Following day if Tuesday is a holiday), The New Year holiday (Dec. 29 to Jan. 1)
WEB
URL(Japanese)

From the “Sougou Kaikan-mae” bus stop I took a World Heritage Sightseeing Bus to “Shinkyo Bridge.”