Nikko’s Taiyuin-byo

The OTHER Tokugawa Shogun’s Mausoleum

Donny Kimball
8 min readJul 4, 2017

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The main hall of Nikko’s Taiyuin-byo, the mausoleum of Tokugawa Iemitsu

In the spring of 2017 the city of Nikko finally finished refurbishing the Toshogu Shrine where the legendary founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu, is enshrined. The refurbished Yomeimon gate, which is registered as a national treasure, is absolutely stunning and something I would never suggest a person skip. Nevertheless, much like Kyoto’s…

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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/