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Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine

Address: 2307 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 288-54-0535
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Ranked #20 of 82 Attractions in Nikko
4.0 of 5 stars 130 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Not much to this place, as mentioned. It's included in the combined ticket so may as well check it out, but if time is tight give it a skip. It's dedicated to love and romance, so if you want to write your wishes onto a wooden prayer board you can do that here.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

At least compared to its neighbors, Tosho-gu and Taiyuin-byo. It seems to be dedicated to love and was a peaceful interlude after Tosho-gu.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Part of the Nikko World Heritage Site and included on the same ticket. There is a handy map on the ticket which shows a route linking all the main temples. This middle one could easily be missed, it lies between Toshogu Shrine and Taiyuin Shrine. You enter through a large torii gate and the whole place is on the level,... More 

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Potomac
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Located next to Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine is an immaculately kept Shinto shrine. The stroll along the path is very peaceful, the architecture is stunning. The path leading to Futarasan is an attraction in itself, lined with many stone lanterns. I was told that this path is one of Japan's "power spots" as it interconnects 2 of Japan's most... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I went to Futarasan Shrine this week. This week was very hot.But Shrine was cool by shade. Thre was huge old tree in shrine.It was spectacular. I prayed future love .

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is included on the combination pass, so is worth a visit. It's quite small, with a number of small shrines vaguely themed with food. Children seemed to like it for things to pull, but it only merits a fairly brief visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We visited here as part of our combination pass. The majority of the other temples/shrines you were able to walk around practically all of the complex and pay for additional/special areas. For us it appeared that you just walked into this Shrine and whether you wanted to go left or right you had to pay extra, which we found a... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Peppered around Nikko you will find various trees of interest. Couple tree's and of special note to many the Mother, Father, Child tree in this complex. I enjoyed the walk up to this complex, but didn't find this site to be any more interesting than many of shrines I have visited. If you have to pay seperately to see this... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

One of three Futarasan shrines dedicated to the gods of the nearby sacred peaks, this is not as grand as the other temple complexes, but still possesses a quiet and more spiritual atmosphere, probably due to being less popular. While the others are Buddhist temples, this is a Shinto shrine (despite being founded by a Buddhist monk), and as such... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Nice shrine with many trees in pairs and triples. Structures are mostly red.

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