The many shrines located in Japan are large ornaments that adorn this breathtaking city. The Kunozan Toshogu is one such location; exquisite in architecture and design with an almost picture perfect backdrop, this Toshogu Shrine echoes the ambience of serenity. Wherever you wonder in this shrine you will be engrossed in the wealth of history, beauty and tranquility you will experience within these walls.
The Kunozan Toshugu is the primary Toshugu temple dedicated to the Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616). He was well known in the nation as the father of Japan who brought to an end a long line of painful wars and united this once divided nation. The Tokugawa Leyasu is also the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled Japan until 1868. The shrine in addition to being primarily dedicated to Leyasu is also dedicated to 2 other great historic personalities Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Minamoto Yoritomo. The shrine complex is a lavish elaboration of architecture, design and decoration. Throughout the temple complex you will find ornately decorated structures, carvings and idols and you will be able to take in the deep sense of spirituality embedded within the Japanese culture. The Kunozan Toshogu is only one of the many shrines dedicated to Leyasu. Pretty much all the Toshugo shrines echoes a similar aura of serenity for that was the final wish of this great man; for a mausoleum of serenity in Mount Kunozan. In Kunozan you can enjoy unmatched views of the breathtaking Mount Fiji and the Suruga Bay. This is also the primary temple where you can find the tomb of Leyasu as well. Outside the shrine the Museum of Kunozan Toshogu can be found. This exhibits some of Leyasu’s personal belongings and other treasures of the shrine such as amours, swords, clothing and hanging scrolls.
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