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Category: Religion, Local time: 10:39:38, Altitude: 679m, Address: 日本, 栃木県日光市山内2301, Tel.: +81 288-54-0560, Official WWW website:

Nikkō Tōshō-gū is a Shinto shrine located in Japan , in the city of Nikko . It is dedicated to the first shogun of the Tokugawa era. It was built in 1617, later in 1634 it was rebuilt on the command of the third Tokugawa Shogun. Inside Nikkō Tōshō-gū there are two historical swords and many other cultural monuments. The Yōmeimon Gate is covered with colored woodcarvings. The second gate has its woodcarving painted white. The gate with the well-known sleeping cat Nemuri-neko leads to the tomb of the shogun. Nikkō Tōshō-gū was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

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GPS: 36.758, 139.5987
Altitude: 679 m
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 11:12:08 AM

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