・ A great walking experience around the World Heritage area which introduces you to Nikko, a city that has developed through mountain asceticism, together with the animistic world of giant trees where Gods are believed to be dwelling.
Let’s enjoy nature walking in the World Heritage area surrounded by giant cedar trees in a solemn atmosphere.
・ Besides wild birds, with any luck you can even see flying squirrels.
・ Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a famous World Heritage site as well as power spot which is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun, who laid the foundations of peace and culture during the 260 years of the Edo period and made a great contribution to the development of modern Japan.
About Nikko Toshogu
Most buildings of the shrine where Tokugawa Ieyasu is dedicated to were rebuilt during the "Great Reconstruction of Kanei/Kan'ei no Taizukuri" by the 3rd Shogun Iemitsu in Kan'ei 13 (1636). 55 buildings lining in the precincts of it, including eight national treasures and 34 important cultural properties. The buildings are decorated with lacquer and brilliant colours by master craftsmen from all over Japan. Numerous sculptures are displayed on the pillars.
About Takino Shirine
Tagorihime-no-Mikoto, concubine of Ōnamuchi-no- Mikoto (the main enshrined deity of Futarasan Shrine), has been enshrined in the associated shrine. This shrine is popular since it brings benefits. Especially the "Luck-testing torii gate", which is said to bring good luck if you can throw stones into a small hole in the torii gate for 3 times and at least 1 passes through the hole. And the "Offspring stone", which is said to be blessed with good children and easy delivery. Also the "Marriage bamboo", which is said to make you a good matchmaking if you pray to a bamboo grass.
Nikko Toshogu, 2301 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi, Japan
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Nikko Toshogu, Five Storied Pagoda, 2301 Yamauchi, 321-1431 Nikko, JP
Wear something comfortable for walking. In summer, the sun is strong, so bring a hat and sunscreen. Sunglasses, etc.
A towel and drink, maybe light snacks just in case.
Maybe rain gear according to the weather.