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Taiyuin-Byo Shrine


2300 Sannai § (0288) 53-1567 # 8am–5pm daily (Nov–Mar: to 4pm)

If Tosho-gu is splendid, Taiyuin-byo is sublime. It was built modestly so that it would not eclipse Tosho-gu, a sign of deep respect to Tokugawa Ieyasu. Despite this restraint, it is still an ornate tomb reflecting the power of the imperial family.

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t As well as being inlaid with peonies, the Yashamon Gate is also ornamented with four statues of Yasha, a fierce guardian spirit.


t The stepped complex of the refined Taiyuin-byo shrine

Completed in 1653, Taiyuin-byo is the ...

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