Some shrines here belong to...
Some shrines here belong to the holiest of Japan and one expects some more respectfull behaviour around them. Some tourists do not know how to behave in these places, but maybe it helps to know that among the places are burial-grounds. Let yourself not be a part of the noisious tourists.
Shrine of the "Three Wise Monkeys"
"Home of the mausoleums of the Tokugawa Shoguns"
Nikko is a small city at the entrance to Nikko National Park. It is most famous for the Toshogu, Japan's most lavishly decorated shrine complex and mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate.
Nikko has been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries, and Nikko National Park continues to offer scenic, mountainous landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, wild monkeys and hiking trails.