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Two Can't-Miss Shrines in Shizuoka

Shrines Temples & Shrines Shoryudo Shizuoka

Shizuoka Prefecture houses some breathtaking shrines, including the oldest Toshogu shrine in Japan!

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, which is accessible via a ropeway ride that connects the summits of Mount Nihondaira and Mount Kuno, is registered as a National Treasure because it contains the tomb of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun, who died in 1616.

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine is the oldest Toshogu shrine in Japan, having been built 19 years before the great Nikko Toshogu Shrine! The shrine is also beautifully maintained and colorful, located in picturesque mountains of Shizuoka Prefecture.

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The Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

Shizuoka Sengen Shrine is a large and beautiful complex not far from Shizuoka Station. In order to get to the shrine you have to walk through a small shopping street that's especially beautiful during the cherry blossom season in early April, leading to the large shrine entrance gate. There's also a special annual festival for the shrine held on April 5 each year, which features performances and street vendors selling delicious local food. So spring is definitely a great time to make a visit!

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