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“Quieter Shrine at far end of Heritage area”
Review of Taiyuimbyo Shrine

Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Ranked #2 of 198 things to do in Nikko
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 December 2012

This shrine is included in the combination ticket, but seems to be missed by the coach and school parties that make the Toshugu shrine so busy. It's approached up a long flight of steps, and inside the shrine a young monk explains (in Japanese) the main features, before spending some time demonstrating an arrow with a wavy shaft; he then offers to sell reproductions of this curly arrow from the counter- it did remind me a little of a QVC sales pitch!

The main entrance is currently (late 2012) in scaffolding, though you can still see the carved guardians.

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Close by the main Shrine, not as intricate and spectacular but you might as well give it a visit. Fewer visitors which is a plus. Overall would recommend as part of the whole shrine visit. It is covered by the combined ticket (1000Yen) anyway.

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Reviewed 22 September 2012

If you purchase the combination ticket for the Nikko temples, then this seems to be many people's last stop. Some people don't get here at all! there can't have even been a tenth of the people at this shrine as there were at the Toshogu shrine, which for us made it more special.
This temple is really beautiful. The setting, the steps, the multiple buildings it really is delightful and such a lovely break to get away from all the crowds and be able to take as many pictures as you want, without people walking in front of you.
Without a doubt don't miss out on this one.

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Reviewed 16 July 2012

If you go here, make sure you enjoy the walk up to it. The shrine of Ieyasu's grandson is much less in quantity, but what it does have is no less intricate. The statues which greet you are indeed eye catching and the burial site is very simplistic and interesting to see. There was much under restoration when we went, but it was still worth the time if you enjoy historic sites and have purchased the package of tickets which allow you view all the major sites. If you aren't into shrines and historic sites, I would skip this site and focus on Toshogu unless you want a less crowded and quick coles notes version of Ieyasu's grande complex.

Thank Voodew
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

I am not very interested in Shrines but enjoyed the walk all the way from Toshogu to Taiyuin because of the beautiful trees and woods along the way. It's very peaceful and the air is fresh.I would love to see it in all 4 seasons just to see the changing of the colours of the leaves.

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