The Kunozan Toshogu Shrine serves as a tribute to beloved leader Tokugawa Ieyasu. He, along with his troops, lead a movement that ended the civil war that divided Japan for a long time.
While spending his later years near the Sumpu Castle, Ieyasu said he hoped a mausoleum will be built on Mount Kunozan. Several Toshogu shrines were made for him, but it has always been regarded that the ones in Shizuoka and Nikko are the most notable.
The travel to the shrine will involve a climb up a mountain and a thousand steps of a zig-zagged path. One's resistance can be challenged but it will give an excellent view of the nature circled around the area.
If a visitor decides that he/she doesn't want to do the climb, there is an alternative - a ropeway in the Nihondaira plateau.
In the shrine's complex, you will see dozens of beautiful decorations, paintings, carvings, and more.
It's a 3-6-minute walk from the Kunozan Station.
Open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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