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JAPAN

Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER

Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

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  6. Taiyu-in Reibyo Mausoleum, Rinno-ji Temple

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Attractions

Taiyu-in Reibyo Mausoleum, Rinno-ji TempleTochigi

Nikko-san, the mountain which is the location of Rinno-ji, has served as a place for study and worship since ancient times. This temple originates from Shihonryu-ji, which was built at the end of the 8th century by the priest Shodo Shonin. Rinno-ji, which developed as the main temple on Nikko-san, attracted many visitors. Built here in 1653 was the Taiyu-in Reibyo, the mausoleum of Tokugawa Iemitsu. Iemitsu had been the third shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. Rinno-ji became the temple where memorial services were held for Iemitsu, and it enjoyed the close protection of the Tokugawa shogunate. Taiyu-in Reibyo, a building whose basic colors are gold and black, was built by one of the top architects at the time. The structure is representative of the beginning of the 17th century. The main inner shrine, the Aino-ma, and the sanctuary are designated as National Treasures.
 
Address & Access
Address: 2300 Sannai, Nikko-shi, Tochigi
Admission Fee: 550 yen (regular fee)
Closed:
Directions
JR Nikko or Tobu Nikko Station/Bus/10 min./Shinkyo Bus Stop/On foot/5 min.
 

Tourist Facilities of Japan

Taiyu-in Reibyo Mausoleum, Rinno-ji Temple