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Tokugawa Ieyasu History and Culture Course Total Distance:10.4km Total Time:4hours
Become close to the spirit of the Shogun. See Okazaki Castle, and the Ieyasu and Mikawa Bushi Museum. Find out the food of the samurai, and see how it is still made in the traditional way. See both the Temple and the shrine of the Tokugawa clan on this fascinating course.

Course Contents

Start at Okazaki Castle→(walk 3 minutes) →Ieyasu and Mikawa Bushi  Museum → (walk about 10 minutes) → Traditional Hatcho Miso Factory →(walk about 6 minutes) →Aichi Loop Railway, Naka Okazaki Station→(4minute train ride) → Daimon Station → (walk about 10 minutes) → Daiju-ji Temple → (20 minutes by taxi) → Takisan-ji Temple and Takisan Toshogu Shrine.

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Okazaki CityOkazaki Castle

Okazaki Castle, Birthplace of the Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu
See Okazaki Castle, built around 1531, and one of the most respected samurai castles of the Edo Period. This is where the future shogun, and ruler of Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu was born.See more >

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Okazaki CityIeyasu and Mikawa Bushi (warrior) Museum

Learn about Ieyasu and His Mikawa Bushi (Warriors)
A fascinating museum on the grounds of Okazaki Castle, dedicated to the brave samurai warriors who served Tokugawa Ieyasu. See samurai armor and weapons, and find out more about these famed warriors. See more >

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Okazaki CityScenes of Traditional Japan Traditional Hatcho Miso Factory

Samurai Cuisine, Traditional Miso Factory
Enjoy scenes of old Japan around the old Kakukyu and Maruya Hatcho Miso factories, and see how the healthy, nutritious, traditional food patronized by Ieyasu is still produced by hand. Tastings available!See more >

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Okazaki CityDaiju-ji Temple

The Temple of the Shogun, Daiju-ji
Feel the history of this 15th century temple. See the mortuary tablets of every Tokugawa Shogun, made to the same height as the actual man himself. The grounds contain a cemetery for generations of the ruling Matsudaira clan, monuments for the Tokugawa Shogun, and a wooden statue of Ieyasu.See more >

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Okazaki CityThe Takisan-ji Temple and Takisan Toshogu Shrine

Takisan-ji Temple, and the Shrine to Ieyasu
See the ancient Takisanji-Temple, and visit the Takisan Toshogu Shrine, built in memory of Ieyasu by his grandson, the 3rd Shogun, Iemitsu. Designated National Important Cultural Properties.See more >
Keyword
#Okazaki Castle
#Okazaki Park
#Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu Museum
#Old Streets Lined with Miso Storehouses (Hatchokura-dori)
#Daiju-ji Temple
#Takisanji Temple Ogre Festival
#Takisanji Oni Matsuri
#Fire Festival
#Demon Festival
#Winter Festival

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