Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

Shizuoka’s Alternative to Nikko

Donny Kimball
7 min readAug 16, 2019

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The entrance to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine in Shizuoka Prefecture

These days, almost all overseas visitors to Japan are aware of the many allures of Tochigi Prefecture’s Nikko region. Of course, chief among these is none other than the famed site enshrining Tokugawa Ieyasu, Nikko Toshogu Shrine. This ornate shrine is absolutely breathtaking and definitely worth your time if you’re in the vicinity. Still, unbeknownst to many, it is…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/