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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.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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Shrines and Temples

Shizuoka

Kuno-zan Tosho-gu Shrine

Kuno-zan Tosho-gu was built in memory of the first Tokugawa shogun, Ieyasu, who brought decades of war to an end and established the Edo shogunate early in the 17th century and ruling over the whole of Japan. He died of illness in 1616 at Sunpu Castle, which was located in present-day Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture. Hidetada, the son of Ieyasu and the second shogun, ordered this shrine to be built in 1617. A group of buildings including a mausoleum, sanctuary, hall of sacred dances, and a drum tower for telling time have been designated Important Cultural Properties by the Japanese government. The whole of Kuno-zan has been designated a historical site.

Address
390 Negoya, Suruga-ku,Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka

Admission Fee
500 yen (regular fee), 800 yen for shrine + museum (regular fee)

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Directions
JR Shizuoka Station/ Bus/ 35 min./ Nihondaira Bus Stop/ On foot/ 1 min./ Nihondaira/ Ropeway/ 5 min./ Kunouzan/ On foot/ 15 min.

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