Nikko: Toshogu Shrine

September 7, 2011

The Uchida family took me to a World Heritage Site outside of Utsunomiya, by the town of Nikko (日光, “sunshine” or “sunlight”).  Toshogu is the most ornate shrine in Japan and also contains the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu.  We drove through the gorgeous Tochigi Prefecture, passing rice fields, orchards, and tall mountains to the north, reveling all the while in the dry clear air.

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