Nikko Taiyuinbyo Shrine

Next
 MG 9714-HDR


To reach the Taiyuinbyo Shrine (the mausoleum of the third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu), we walked up hill through tree-lined paths and it started to rain. Thunderstorms had been predicted but thankfully they stayed away. Being the grandson of the first Tokugawa shogun, this shrine had to be less ostentatious than the Tokugawa Shrine. Nevertheless, it is still pretty impressive.

 MG 9672 MG 9666-HDR




















 MG 9690-HDR


 MG 9700 MG 9707-HDR




















 MG 9744 MG 9712




















 MG 9717-HDR


 MG 9720-HDR


 MG 9736-HDR MG 9729












 MG 9750










 MG 9768


 MG 9774



Japanese temples always have a fresh water supply for purification before entering the temples. But we found the cool water so refreshing in the still stiffling heat that we purified our hands many many times this day!






Click here to return to Nikko, Japan.

Click here to return to the Hokkaido main page.

Click here to return to Travels.





© Helen Gray 2019