Mt. Kuno Tosho-gu Shrine | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Shizuoka Station 

[Mt. Kuno Tosho-gu Shrine]

A shrine dedicated to the worship of Lord Ieyasu, with a magnificent main building which is nothing short of overwhelming

This shrine was founded by the second Shogun, Lord Hidetada, in accordance with an instruction Lord Ieyasu Tokugawa left in his will that his remains were to be "buried on Mt. Kuno". The beautiful, gorgeously colored shrine building is completely covered in lacquer and presents visitors with a truly overwhelming sight. The characteristic style of the Tosho-gu shrine at Mt. Kuno, known as "gongen-zukuri", is said to have been the model for Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine and all the other Tosho-gu shrines which would be constructed all over Japan. The museum exhibits a large number of articles connected with Lord Ieyasu and the Tokugawa family.
Address 390 Negoya, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-237-2438
Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from April to September
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from October to March
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee ● Shrine building
Adults (high school students and over) 500 yen
children (elementary school students and junior high school students) 200 yen
● Tosho-gu Museum
Adults (high school students and over) 400 yen
children (elementary school students and junior high school students) 150 yen
● Joint ticket
Adults (high school students and over) 800 yen
children (elementary school students and junior high school students) 300 yen
Access Take the Shizutetsu Justline bound for Nihondaira Ropeway from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 40 minutes, alight at "Nihondaira Ropeway". Take the Ropeway from "Nihondaira Station" close to "Nihondaira Ropeway" for approx. 5 minutes and alight at "Kunozan Station".
URL http://www.toshogu.or.jp/

updated on Mar 2, 2017

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