Enshrines: Toshoko, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Kunozan Toshogu enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun of Tokugawa. He finished the Sengoku period and took over Japan. He brought the peace and stability of Japan for over 260 years. Tokugawa government is the only government that had no war including civil war for over 260 years in the history of human kinds. After the retirement of Shogun, Ieyasu lived at Sumpu, current Shizuoka. He died in April 17, 1616 (age 75) right after the siege of Osaka.
At the farewell note, Ieyasu wished buried at Kunozan first and moved to Nikko. His son, Hidetada, built both Nikko and Kunosan Toshogu after the death of Ieyasu. Because Kunozan Toshogu was established by the most powerful person for the former most power person, the buildings were the best structures and art at that time. The main building is registered as the national treasure of Japan. It is Gongen style building that was designed and constructed by Nakai Masakiyo, who designed Nagoya castle, Ninna Temple and Nijo castle. All of his works are registered as the national treasure.
There are 1159 steps. It has a great view of Suruga Bay.
Constructed in 1617.
National Treasure of Japan. It remains the complete original structure for over 400 years. This building one of the best building in Japan. 2nd Shogun constructed for his father with the best technology and art. All the carving, painting structures were designed by the best artist at that time.
-The Grave of Ieyasu-
Ieyasu was buried here first. The grave is the original construction built by Iemitsu. It face west to watch the western Daimyo.
Horse of Ieyasu was buried here.
-Handprint of Ieyasu-
When he was 38 years old.
Official website: http://www.toshogu.or.jp/english/index.html