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The tomb of Ieyasu that has regained its brilliance from 400 years ago.

National Treasure Kuno-zan Tosho-gu

Tokugawa Ieyasu was buried on the summit of Mt. Kunozan on the day of his death on April 17, 1616, and became a God of peace called Tosho Daigongen. Kuno-zan Tosho-gu was the first shrine dedicated to Ieyasu. The style of the building is called Gongen-zukuri. It is the shrine that became the origin of Tosho-gu located all over Japan. From here, Ieyasu must have watched the long and peaceful Edo period that continued for about 265 years.

At the Kuno-zan Tosho-gu Museum, you can see precious treasures and items that were used by Tokugawa Ieyasu during his lifetime. This is the clock that was given as a gift to Ieyasu by the Spanish king. It is in great condition for a clock over 400 years old.

Photo Tour

The Nihon-daira ropeway that takes you from the summit of Nihon-daira to Kuno-zan Tosho-gu in 5 minutes.
You van also climb the stone steps from the sea-side. The one-way journey takes between 15 and 25 minutes. Conquer the 1159 stone steps!
Steps that were built using many large stones.
"Ichi-no-Mon", located right by Tosho-gu. The view of Suruga Bay is beautiful.
A majestic tower gate with the writings of "Tosho Daigongen" by Emperor Gomizunoo.
The precincts that can be seen after passing through the tower gate. The torii gate precedes the karamon and is followed by the main shrine at the back.
The national treasure shrine that has now regained its brilliance from 400 years ago following renovations that took place between 2001 and 2009.
The sculpture of "Kamewari" (Jar Crushing) in front of the shrine contains a message about treasuring life.
Apply for prayer right after you have gone up to the shrine. The Gongen-zukuri shrine contains brilliant colors, even in its interior.
The temple gate located west of the shrine.  The area beyond this point became open to the public 50 years ago.
The mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu which the Edo Shogunate has continued to safely protect. A sacred atmosphere exists here.
Mt. Fuji on the northeast of the demon's gate, and Omaezaki on the southwest of the unlucky quarter. Mt. Kunozan is the spiritual heartland of Japan.

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