The shrines and temples of Nikko, together with their natural surroundings, have for centuries been a sacred site known for ... More
Shrines and Temples of Nikko
The shrines and temples of Nikko, together with their natural surroundings, have for centuries been a sacred site known for its architectural and decorative masterpieces. They are closely associated with the history of the Tokugawa Shoguns.
Ishikawa Jozan, an Edo period scholar and poet with an interest in the Chinese classics, founded this temple as a
mountain refuge in 1631 after falling from grace with the Tokugawa shogunate. Now a Zen temple of the Soto ...
Held on the 21st of every month, Toji market attracts traders and bargain hunters from all over Japan and abroad.
A good place to find antique Japanese furniture as well as household items, clothes, plants, kimonos and just about ...
Byodoin, the temple pictured on the back of the JPY10 coin, is one of the few remaining edifices dating back
to the eleventh century Heian period. It was built to resemble a phoenix and a bronze pair of the ...