Speaking of Nikko Toshogu Shrine. It is a shrine dedicated to the Great Higoshi Tojyo god of the Edo Shogun futon general, Tokugawa Ieyasu.


It was after 8 o’clock in the morning that the parking lot was still vacant at this time. There are two parking lots in the vicinity and as you approach the Toshogu Shrine by the navigation, there is a large parking lot in Toshogu on the right side and another parking lot on the left side. I think that it is probably of Nikko Yamanote-ji Temple. I did not understand well, so when asking people at the parking lot office in the Nikko Ran – eji Temple side, both are charged or this is cheaper. I paid 500 yen and proceeded toward the entrance of the prefecture.


Proceed to the back and pass the black gate of Nikko Yamanoteji. Ringoji Temple (Rin no Uji) is a temple temple of Tendai sect, together with Toshogu Shrine and Futarasan Shrine, is called “two companies one temple”. The monk was walking a lot.


Suginami tree continuing to Toshogu. It is a little uphill. Because it is a gravel road, strollers are pretty painful.

There is such a sign on the edge of a cedar tree. It is the same height as the sky tree at an altitude of 634 m.


I came to the entrance of Toshogu Shrine. I can see the crest of the Tokugawa family.

There is also a five-storied pagoda. The five-storied pagoda is one of the pagoda, which consists of the ground (basic), water (tower), fire (shade), wind (shower), sky (pearl) from the bottom, each having five worlds It shows that it represents a Buddhist cosmic view. Of course, I can not enter inside. By the way it’s free for here.


To enter the pay zone it is necessary to purchase a worship ticket. It is 1300 yen for adults and 450 yen for children. It is slightly expensive, but it can not be helped.日光東照宮7

This is the entrance. There is a wind famine / thunder god.日光東照宮8

Building which is called Mishimoko is visible soon after entering the front gate. From the side closer to the gate, it is called Shogansaku, Choginoko, Kamikinzoku. As you can see from the name of the treasury, it seems that tools used for the festivals of Toshogu Shrine and treasure treasure etc. are being paid in the sense that it holds sacred festivals.


It is a famous three monkeys, don’t-see monkey, don’t-say monkey and don’t-hear monkey.


The water shop where the worshipers clean their hands and mouth.

Because the main shrine is not photographed, I can not introduce it on this blog, but after the main shrine, I went to Sleepy Cat Okumiya.日光東照宮13

A long staircase follows.日光東照宮14

Walking along a long passage,


I climb further.日光東照宮15
Finally it is the summit.

So this is Sleepy Cat Okumiya.

There is a leaf cedar on the back which is said to make wish come true. This is definitely one of the power spots.