Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Japan : Trip to 日光市, part 4 : temples and end

En francais
At the end of the morning and during the all afternoon, we went to the temples again. The price to visit all of them is cheaper than to visit only the main one even if the main one is included in the ticket. So that was pretty cool. After few research I discover that the Rinnoji which is the most important temple in Nikko was founded in the 8th century by Shodo Shonin who built the first temple Shihonryuji near the Shinkyo Sacred Bridge in 766 introducing at the same time Buddhism in Nikko. One of the shrine 日光東照宮 is also the tomb of the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu who founded the Tokugawa shogunate after the Battle of Sekihagara during the Edo period (1603 - 1868).

After the temple we took the train back to Tokyo.

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