Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
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Sue S
Kingston, Canada381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Numerous cruise excursions arrived at the same time so it was quite crowded. The cable car ride from one mountain to another mountain provided lovely views of the seaside and forested valley below. Climbing about 200 steep and uneven steps was definitely worth it. There were railings on both sides of the climb for people with mild mobility issues. The ornate shrine had historical significance. Tokugawa (Japan's first Shogun who united Japan) was buried at the top of the site. If you have flexibility with your travel plans and are relatively fit, then you can descend over 1000 steps to the seaside rather than using the cable car. The views from the 1000 steps was stunning!!
Written 13 October 2023
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The main attraction in Shizuoka is Kunozan Toshugu Shrine, built in 1617. We took the Nihondaira Ropeway to the shrine. Then we walked through the beautiful buildings. It is quite impressive.
Written 15 June 2023
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William S
Kobe, Japan1,295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
You’ll have to take the ropeway to get there and back - no other way in or out. The main temple itself is quite beautiful - be sure to seek out the wood carvings along the exterior fencing - along with a few smaller adjacent shrines. The steps are high and it takes some energy to get there. Meanwhile, the older Japanese are scrambling up and down. It’s an interesting place to visit if you like temples and shrines. This particular one is to a smaller “sect” within Buddhism and reminded us of the temple at Nikko near Narita. This one is smaller but still quite attractive.
Written 2 December 2022
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SandBTokyo
Minato, Japan363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Awesome awesome awesome. Wonderful piece of history. We took the cable car through some beautiful mountains to the shrine. It is a great place, so historical and beautiful. Better than Nikko in my opinion, just because it feels more authentic. So Tokugawa Yaesu is supposed to be buried here. He was never moved to Nikko and was not cremated (the shoguns were buried). You can walk all the way back to his grave.
The museum disappointed me. I expected to see his samurai suit that he wore at the Battle of Sekigahara, but it was in storage. Very disappointed.
One of my favorite shrines in Japan.
Written 25 July 2021
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treesrgreenie
Adelaide, Australia180 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Climb uneven stone steps to the coloured shrine. Then keep climbing up up up to the tomb at the very top. A peaceful resting place and worth over 200 big steps. Nice bronze & stone lanterns & pillars along the way.
Written 18 January 2020
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Frederick G
Flemington, NJ383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Not the most impressive Shrine in Japan, but certainly it has the prominence. Layed out in a series of levels, irregular stone steps - makes visiting for some a bit difficult. Crowded at the site and especially in the ropeway leading down to the Shrine itself - I personally think they jam too many into the tram. Worth a visit, but not on the top bucket list.
Written 9 November 2019
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olafoomes
Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,671 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine is dedicated to Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu the famous leader who united present Japan and who lived after his retirement in nearby Shizuoka. His present can be found everywhere in the area so also at this shrine.

The shrine itself is unbelievably beautiful and above all very colourful. You will see a lot of very nice pieces of painted carvings as well as golden elements along the roofs and pillars. I was very much impresses by the cheer beauty of it all.

Visiting this complex is also a climbing experience since it is a more or less constant climb to the main shrine. For those who need it, walking sticks to assist your climb are available at the entrance area of the shrine. Very thoughtful.

On the very top of the complex you will find the tomb of Tokugawa Ieyasu a very serene location.

All in all, for me, Kunozan Toshogu Shrine was a very exceptional experience.
Written 8 September 2019
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JC MC
Hayden, ID260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We took ropeway car to very impressive temple and burial place. Definite must if this a cruise ship stop. We were able to see Fuji, so really special day. Interesting topography in the coastline outcropping, so Shogun picked a great place. Densely forested.
Written 21 May 2019
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Yasuhiro Mochizuki
Shizuoka, Japan100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Toshogu shrine is thought to be in Nikko, but this is the 1st Toshogu, where the 1st Shogun is buried. This shrine holds annual commemorative ceremony for him on April 7. So, this is the one for rituals for him while Nikko has more gorgeous festivals.
Written 2 May 2019
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Alex I
Kofu, Japan51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
The Kunozan Toshogu Shrine is definitely a must see along with Nihon Daira view. The Shrine itself is beautifully designed with many colors. There are lots of steps, so please do bring comfortable hiking/walking shoes and water.
Written 10 April 2019
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