Japan holiday 2018 – Day 11 – Nikkō – Tōshō-gū

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.

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The beautiful Shinkyo bridge in Nikko
The beautiful Shinkyo bridge in Nikko
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The beautiful Shinkyo bridge in Nikko
The beautiful Shinkyo bridge in Nikko
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Along the way to the Toshogu shrine site
Along the way to the Toshogu shrine site
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Along the way to the Toshogu shrine site
Along the way to the Toshogu shrine site
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The statue of Shodo Shonin and the fountain
The statue of Shodo Shonin and the fountain
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The statue of Shodo Shonin and the fountain
The statue of Shodo Shonin and the fountain
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The statue of Shodo Shonin and the fountain
The statue of Shodo Shonin and the fountain
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An Okariden - temporary shrine that was built in 1639 during renovations of the main shrine site buildings
An Okariden - temporary shrine that was built in 1639 during renovations of the main shrine site buildings
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An Okariden - temporary shrine that was built in 1639 during renovations of the main shrine site buildings
An Okariden - temporary shrine that was built in 1639 during renovations of the main shrine site buildings
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An Okariden - temporary shrine that was built in 1639 during renovations of the main shrine site buildings
An Okariden - temporary shrine that was built in 1639 during renovations of the main shrine site buildings
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Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
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Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
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Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
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Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
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Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
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Omotemon - the front gate to the Toshogu shrine site
Omotemon - the front gate to the Toshogu shrine site
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Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
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Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
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Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
Gojunoto - five-story pagoda of the Toshogu shrine site
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Omotemon - the front gate to the Toshogu shrine site
Omotemon - the front gate to the Toshogu shrine site
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Sanjinko - the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
Sanjinko - the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
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Sanjinko - the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
Sanjinko - the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
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Sanjinko - the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
Sanjinko - the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
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Sanjinko - the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
Sanjinko - the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
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Sanjinko - the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
Sanjinko - the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
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Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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Omizuya - the water purification fountain of the Toshogu shrine site
Omizuya - the water purification fountain of the Toshogu shrine site
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Sanjinko - rear of one of the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
Sanjinko - rear of one of the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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Kairo - Mr Frog and Ralphy wonder at the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
Kairo - Mr Frog and Ralphy wonder at the exquisite outer wall to the left and right of the Yomeimon Gate
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Karamon Gate of the main shrine
The Karamon Gate of the main shrine
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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Shinyosha - the building for storage of the three potable shrines
Shinyosha - the building for storage of the three potable shrines
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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Kitoden - the prayer hall of the Toshogu shrine site
Kitoden - the prayer hall of the Toshogu shrine site
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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Nemurineko - the sleeping cat (that protects from evil)
Nemurineko - the sleeping cat (that protects from evil)
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Nemurineko - the sleeping cat (that protects from evil)
Nemurineko - the sleeping cat (that protects from evil)
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Nemurineko - the sleeping cat (that protects from evil)
Nemurineko - the sleeping cat (that protects from evil)
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Wooden carvings in the Toshogu shrine site
Wooden carvings in the Toshogu shrine site
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Along the way to the inner shrine - Okumiya
Along the way to the inner shrine - Okumiya
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Along the way to the inner shrine - Okumiya
Along the way to the inner shrine - Okumiya
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Along the way to the inner shrine - Okumiya
Along the way to the inner shrine - Okumiya
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Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
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Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
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Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
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Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
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Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
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Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
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Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
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Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
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Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
Okumiya - the inner shrine of the Toshogu shrine site
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The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
The Yomeimon Gate - one of the most beautiful gates of Japan with over 500 wood carvings
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site
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Omizuya - the water purification fountain of the Toshogu shrine site
Omizuya - the water purification fountain of the Toshogu shrine site
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Sanjinko - elephant carvings one of the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
Sanjinko - elephant carvings one of the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
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Sanjinko - elephant carvings one of the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
Sanjinko - elephant carvings one of the three sacred warehouses of the Toshogu shrine site
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Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
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Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
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Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
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Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
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Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
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Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
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Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
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Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
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Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
Shinkyusha - the sacred stable with wood carvings of the three monkeys of Nikko
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In the Toshogu shrine site
In the Toshogu shrine site

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