Tosho-gu (Nikko part 2)

Tosho-gu housed the last shogun government in Japan between the 17th and 19th century, but today the temples and shrines here are a popular tourists destination. The town of Nikko itself seems to have lapsed somewhat since the region’s popularity swayed following the current emperor’s decision to separate Buddhism and Shintoism. However, the World Heritage…

Japan part 3 of 3: Nikko

Nikko THE TOWN OF NIKKO Nikko lies to the North of Tokyo, in the high country of Tochigi Prefecture. Here, saddled between Mt Nakimushi and the dominant Mt Nyoho, which forms an immense natural water catchment, lies the small town of Nikko and the Nikko Tosho-gu shrines. The town of Nikko is an interesting enough…