Tokugawa Ieyasu

The Reenactment of the Battle of Sekigahara

Before the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate(江戸幕府), a six-hour battle took place on October 21, 1600. This was called the ‘Battle of Sekigahara'(関ヶ原の戦い), a savage conflict which changed the course of Japanese history forever. A simulation of this war can be seen in the quiet farming village of Sekigahara. The momentous event is recreated in…

5 Reasons You Must Visit Nikko, A City Rich in World Heritage Sites

When people think of a trip to Japan, many think of only visiting Tokyo and Kyoto. However, you will also have an enjoyable experience in Nikko – a great place with a long history in Japan. It is also only one and a half to two hours away from Tokyo. Here are 5 reasons why…

Kegon Falls: Visit One of Japan’s Most Majestic Waterfalls this Autumn!

The town of Nikko sits at the entrance to Nikko National Park. This place is especially famous for being the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ieyasu is the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate and the father of modern Japan. Within Nikko is the most lavishly decorated shrine in possibly all of Japan; Toshogu shrine.…

A Day Trip from Tokyo to Nikko Toshogu Shrine

History Nikko is a town at the edge of the Nikko National Park which is very famous for its temple Toshogu which is the most decorated shrine in all of Japan! The shrine is decorated so lavishly because it is the resting place for Tokugawa Ieyasu who founded the Tokugawa shogunate. Tokugawa Ieyasu was not…