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Taiyu-in : Michelin's recommendations
This mausoleum is coupled with a Buddhist temple and a forest of wild cedars protects the whole complex. Taiyu-in houses the body of Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604-1651), the grandson of the first shogun. A shaded path marked out with lanterns leads to the mausoleum, whose oratory is surveyed by 140 dragons and a Chinese lion. The main hall, which precedes the tomb (closed to the public), has an abundance of ornamentation depicting flying dragons encircling a phoenix.