On my second day at Nikko, I went to see the famous Tosho-gu shrine.
The complex of shrine buildings is on a hill covered with cedar trees. The shrine is at the top of a long slope, making the approach to the entrance dramatic.
The shrine was built to entomb Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, in 1916. The style is more ornate than many of the shrines in Japan.
Nikko was a lovely and peaceful excursion from Tokyo!