Rinnoji Taiyuin Mausoleum輪王寺大猷院
This is the burial ground of the third Shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, in Nikkozan Rinnoji Temple. It was constructed by the fourth Shogun Ietsuna in accordance with Iemitsu’s will. Compared to Toshogu Shrine it has a more subtle tone, but there are numerous structures that are Important Cultural Properties such as the massive Niten-mon Gate and the Koka-mon Gate that is like a dragon palace, and the honden (main hall) has been designated a National Treasure. On the premise stand 315 gravestone lanterns, and one can enjoy an atmosphere different to that of Toshogu Shrine.
Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai (Nikko / Kinugawa / Lake ChuzenjiArea)
- Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai [ map ]
- [Apr.-Oct.]8:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
- open everyday
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Tochigi Main Areas
Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi's capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.