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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

This is an exquisite facility dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo period, with a collection of swords and other artifacts that are a must-see.

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Shrine, Museum

This shrine was built to enshrine Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Edo Administration, by Tokugawa Hidetaka, the second shogun in 1617. It is said to have been built in accordance with his will to be buried at Mt. Kunozan.

The buildings were built in the Gongen-Zukuri style, with the main shrine and the worship hall connected by a stone room. They are fully lacquered and exquisitely decorated, and represent the early Edo period, and were designated as National Treasure in 2010.
Until the Nihondaira Ropeway was built in 1957, the only way to get there was to walk up the stone stairs of the main approach from the bottom of Mt. Kunozan. There are a total of 1159 steps! However, once you reach the top of the stairs, you will see the spectacular view of Suruga Bay, the Izu Peninsula, and even Omaezaki.

The Kunozan Toshogu Museum on the premises houses more than 2,000 cultural assets related to the successive shoguns of Ed Period, including Ieyasu. It is a treasury of important historical artifacts, including all 15 Tokugawa shoguns’ armor and more than 50 swords. To preserve the valuable cultural assets, a crowdfunded sword restoration project has been carried out in recent years.

Highlights

  • This is a magnificent National Treasure representing the early Edo Period.
  • It offers a spectacular view of Suruga Bay and the Izu Peninsula.
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu’s household items and armor are must-see.

Photos

  • The shrine has a solemn atmosphere with its beautiful, vivid colors.

    The shrine has a solemn atmosphere with its beautiful, vivid colors.

  • You can see the spectacular view from Ichi-no-mon Gate, at the top of the stone stairs

    You can see the spectacular view from Ichi-no-mon Gate, at the top of the stone stairs

  • You can admire the artifacts related to the Tokugawa Shogun family at the museum

    You can admire the artifacts related to the Tokugawa Shogun family at the museum

  • The main approach consists of 1159 stone stairs

    The main approach consists of 1159 stone stairs

  • Karamon Gate in front of the worship hall, designated as an important cultural property

    Karamon Gate in front of the worship hall, designated as an important cultural property

  • Koro, the drum tower, is designated as an important cultural property. It was originally a bell tower, but the bell was replaced with a taiko drum during the separation of Shintoism and Buddhism in the Meiji period, and the name was changed to the current one.

    Koro, the drum tower, is designated as an important cultural property. It was originally a bell tower, but the bell was replaced with a taiko drum during the separation of Shintoism and Buddhism in the Meiji period, and the name was changed to the current one.

Reviews

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  • Vivi Liu

    雖然沒有日光東照宮那樣的有名氣,但這邊的風景是美麗的。

  • 謝素玲

    不一定要爬階梯,可以從日本平搭纜車上來,可以知歷史觀景色,非常值得!

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Details

Name in Japanese
久能山東照宮
Postal Code
422-8011
Address
390 Negoya, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
Telephone
054-237-2438
Holiday
Open every day
Hours
9:00am-5:00pm
Admission
Adults 500 yen, Middle school students and younger 200 yen
*Separate admission for the museum: Adults 400 yen, Middle school students and younger 150 yen
Directions
1) Ride a bus for about 50 minutes from JR Tokaido Main Line Shizuoka Station to Nihondaira Bus Stop, then ride a ropeway for about 5 minutes.
2) Drive for about 20 minutes from Tomei Expressway Nihondaira Kunozan Smart Interchange to Nihondaira, then ride a ropeway for about 5 minutes.
3) Ride a bus for about 35 minutes from JR Tokaido Main Line Shimizu Station to Nihondaira Bus Stop, then ride a ropeway for about 5 minutes.
*Bus service is available only on weekends, holidays, and designated weekdays.
Credit Cards
Accepted (only for the entrance fee)
Official Website
Official Website (English)