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  • Kishu-Toshogu Shrine
  • Kishu-Toshogu Shrine

Kishu-Toshogu Shrine



Built in the Gongen-zukuri style, this shrine was founded by the lord of the Kishu domain, Yorinobu Tokugawa, in 1621 to enshrine his father Ieyasu. Similar to Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine, the magnificent shrine pavilion is surrounded by sculptures by Jingoro Hidari and wall paintings by Tanyu Kano. Seven shrine structures including the Haiden, the Honden, and the vermillion Romon Gate, are designated as national Important Cultural Properties. At the shrine, Mikoshitogyo, which is one of the great festivals called Wakamatsuri, takes place where men carry mikoshi (portable shrine carried in festivals) and courageously descend 108 steps, followed by a parade of 1,000 people.

Location Information

  • Address

    2-1-20, Wakauranishi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama, 630-8217

  • Nearest Station
    Wakayama Station
    ・ JR Kisei Line
    ・ JR Hanwa Line
    ・ JR Wakayama Line
    ・ JR Kinokuni Line
    25 minutes by bus
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Closed

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