Nikkō (literally "sunlight" or "sunshine") is located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture. Nikko is approximately 140 km North of Tokyo and 35 km west of Utsunomiya, the capital of Tochigi. Nikko a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists, housing the mausoleum of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Nikkō Tōshō-gū), that of his grandson Iemitsu (Iemitsu-byō Taiyū-in) and the Futarasan Shrine which dating from 767. There are also many famous hot springs (onsen) in the area. Japan’s most famous Tōshō-gū is located in Nikkō in Tochigi Prefecture. - Wikipedia

 It is at Nikko Tōshō-gū that you can find the famous three wise monkeys: “hear no eavil, speak no evil, see no evil”.

If you like the pictures in this gallery, you might also like the pictures of Kamakura, the pictures of Kyoto, the pictures of Matsumoto, the pictures of Miyajima, all on :) The pictures in this gallery were shot with a Canon EOS 400D associated with Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM.

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