Japan holiday 2018 - Day 11 - Nikkō - Tōshō-gū
Nikkō Tōshō-gū is a Shintō shrine dating back to 1617 and is the final resting place for Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa dynasty.
The main buildings of the temple were rennovated and some rebuilt in 1636 by the third Shōgun Tokugawa Iemitsu.
To be found on Shinkyusha, the stable of the sacred horses of Nikkō Tōshō-gū, are facade carvings of the emblem of Nikkō - Sanzaru, the three monkeys that see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.
Particularly breathtaking is the main gate of the temple, the Yōmei-mon Gate ("Gate of the Setting Sun"), a National Treasure and one of the most beautiful gates in all of Japan.