Toshogu Shrine, entrance from inside, looking back.

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Toshogu Shrine, entrance from inside, looking back.
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So many buildings in this complex, this view is looking back towards the entrance gate.The lavishly decorated shrine complex consists of more than a dozen buildings set in a beautiful forest. Countless wood carvings and large amounts of gold leaf were used to decorate the buildings in a way not seen elsewhere in Japan, where simplicity has been traditionally stressed in shrine architecture.
Location: Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan