When Tokugawa Ieyasu died, Kunōzan Tōshōgū in Shizuoka Prefecture was built to enshrine his remains. They were lated moved to Nikko, but it is said that a part still remains in its original resting place. To this day, Kunōzan Tōshōgū remains a spectacular feat—an ornate shrine fit for a fearsome ruler. Check outthe video below for more information.
Kunōzan Tōshōgū Shrine and Museum
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Business Hours: 08:30-17:00 (April to September); 08:30-16:00 (October to March). Ropeway may not be available in December due to maintenance.
Shrine & Museum
|Shrine Only||Museum Only||Shrine + Museum|
|Adult (16 and up)||JPY 500||400||800|
09:10-17:15 (April to September)
09:10-16:15 (October to March)
|One-way||Round trip||+Shrine & Museum|
|Adult (13 and up)||JPY 600||1,150||1,750|
|Child||300||550||1,300 (13-15 y.o.)
800 (6-12 y.o.)
Access: From Shizuoka Station, you can either take the bus going to Nihondaira or Kunōzanshita. Fare costs JPY 440 (one-way).
Recommended Route: The route I took was bus to Kunōzanshita (approx 30 mins) → 1,000 stone steps (20-30 mins) → Kunōzan Tōshōgū Shrine → Museum → Ropeway to Nihondaira → Nihondaira → Bus to Shizuoka Station. The bus times on Google Maps are pretty accurate and reliable.
Others: Audio guide available for JPY 500/unit.