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Nikko is most famous for Toshogu Shrine, Japan's most lavishly decorated shrine complex and mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu of the Tokugawa shogunate. Unlike most Japanes shrines, the buildings here are gaudy and ornate, with multicolored carvings and plenty of gold leaf. Though designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a very popular destination for both Japanese and foreign visitors, many Japanese consider the flamboyant decorations to be flashy and tacky.
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