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Shin-yosha, Tōshō-gū shrine, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture | by David McKelvey
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Shin-yosha, Tōshō-gū shrine, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

Shin-yosha (Storehouse for mikoshi, portable shrines) - Nikkō Tōshō-gū is a Shinto shrine located in Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is part of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikkō", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Source: en.wikipedia.org

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The UNESCO World Heritage Site Shrines and Temples of Nikkō encompasses 103 buildings or structures and the natural setting around them. It is located in Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The buildings belong to two Shinto shrines (Futarasan Shrine and Tōshō-gū) and one Buddhist temple (Rinnō-ji). Nine of the structures are designated National Treasures of Japan while the remaining 94 are Important Cultural Properties. UNESCO listed the site as World Heritage in 1999. Source: en.wikipedia.org

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Taken on February 5, 2010