Nikko Tosho-gu is a Tosho-gu Shinto shrine located in Nikko,Tochigi Prefecture,Japan.Together with Futarasan Shrine and Rinno-ji, it forms the Shrines and Temples of Nikko UNESCO World Heritage Site, with 42 structures of the shrine included in the nomination. Five of them are designated as National Treasures of Japan, and three more as Important Cultural Properties.
Nikko Toshogu is a Shinto shrine established in 1617 to enshrine Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. Ieyasu was born on December 26, 1542 in Okazaki Castle in Mikawa (present day Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture). After a great deal of hardship from an early age he succeeded in pacifying the country after a turbulent period of conflict and established the Tokugawa shogunate system in 1603. His actions brought order and organization to Japanese society while promoting scholarship and industry. Ieyasu laid the foundation for over 260 years of peace and culture during the Edo Period, greatly contributing to the development of modern Japan.Ieyasu died aged 75 at Sunpu Castle (present day Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture) on April 17, 1616, and his remains were immediately buried at Kunozan. In accordance with his Will, one year later, on April 15, 1617, his remains were entombed at their present location. Ieyasu’s enshrinement ceremony was solemnly conducted at the then Tosho Shrine, as it was originally called and the fore-runner of the present Toshogu Shrine, on April 17 in the presence of Tokugawa Hidetada, the second shogun, and other members of the shogunate and imperial court. The shrine was subsequently given the designation Toshogu in 1645.The main buildings that you see today were rebuilt in 1636 by the third shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu.
神橋（日光市）Shinkyo Sacred Bridge.
長坂・勝道上人尊像（東照宮・輪王寺・二荒山神社表参道）Omote-sando（Main procession street）,Statue of Shoudo shounin,and so on（Shodoshoninzo）.
日光奉行所跡（西参道）Nikko Magistrates Mark.Nishisando.
日光東照宮（Nikko Toshogu Shrine）Part1-（Gojyunoto（Five-Storey Pagoda）,Shinkyusha（Sacred Stable）,Sanzaru（Three Monkeys）,Sanjinko（Three Sacred Stonrehouses）,and so on.）
日光東照宮（Nikko Toshogu Shrine）Part2-（Omizuya（Purification Building）,Honjido Hall,Drum Tower,Bell Tower,and so on.）
日光東照宮（Nikko Toshogu Shrine）Part3-（Yomei-mon Gate,Kairo（Corridor）,Shinyosha（Portable Shrine Building）,and so on.）
日光東照宮（Nikko Toshogu Shrine）Part4-（Karamon Gate（Chinese Gate）,Haiden（Worship Hall）,Gohonsha（Main Shrine.Ieyasu's graveyard.）,Sleeping Cat,Okumiya（Inner Shrine）,and so on.）
日光山輪王寺（Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple）Sanbutsudo
日光山輪王寺大猷院（Taiyuin Temple）Iemitsu Taiyuin Temple,Iemitsu's graveyard.
神馬の碑・手掛石・北野神社・養源院跡（日光市）Kitano shrine,and so on.
日光東照宮旧社務所・美術館（The old shrine office "Choyokaku" of Toshogu Shrine.Toshogu Museum of Art.）
日光山寺院群（Shrines and Temples of Nikko.）
深沙王堂・太郎杉（日光市）Jinjyaodo ＆ Taro Cedar.
二荒山神社別宮 本宮神社（日光市）Hongu shirine.
日光駅・東武日光駅（JR Nikko Station ＆ Tobu Nikko Station.）
yuki散歩 part12 ～ 日光市（Let's take a walk around the Nikko area！）
飛石八幡神社（日光市）Tobiishi Hachiman Shrine
釈迦堂（日光市）Shakado Temple,Graves of self-immolation victims.
虚空蔵尊・大杉神社（日光市）Kokuzo Bosatsu（Akasagarbha Bodhisattva）＆ Oosugi shirine.
日光二荒山神社中宮祠（Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine.Lake Chuzenji.）
日光真光教会礼拝堂（日光市）Nikko Shinko Church
金谷ホテル歴史館・金谷ホテルベーカリー（Kanaya Hotel History House ＆ Cottage Inn Restaurant）
高田家のしだれざくら（日光市）Weeping Cherry Tree at Takada's House.
小判稲荷神社（日光市）Koban Inari Shrine
延命地蔵尊（日光市）Enmei Jizo（life-prolonging Jizo）
華厳の滝（日光市）Kegon Falls（Kegon no Taki）