Taiyuin Byo(World Heritage)

Taiyuin V8The mausoleum of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third shogun, the grandson of Ieyasu. According to Iemitsu’s wish it was built smaller in size and more modestly than some. However, as improved methods were applied in construction and decoration, this mausoleum complex is generally considered artistically superior to his grandfather’s. Set in a dense forest, it has a number of elaborate gates, which lead to the main building covered in gold and featuring beautiful carvings. To those who love a quiet and sacred atmosphere, but still adore gorgeous surroundings; this is a must see!

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