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Address: 2307 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 288-54-0535
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Solemn shinto shrine

Solemn torii surrounded by trees welcomes you.So I visited on Monday,There are few visitor on the ground.I recommend you to visit there in the New Year for the first visit to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago

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183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

UNESCO World Hertage Site well worth visit! This shrine is actually a collection of smaller shrines, each with their own unique style. Some are under a grove of trees, others on a group of rocks, or next to a creek. It’s the oldest of the temple complexes still standing and isn’t as grand as the others but it has a... More 

Thank 251larsn
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there for the go shoin(御朱印). The garden view pics are taken from the waiting room. It is impressive! Besides, I forgot my handphone...it was at the shoin counter around 6 minutes...and no one take it. If it happens in some other countries...I believe I won't be able to get back again. 😆 As it was on 27.12.2015, some... More 

Thank Kathryn R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solemn torii surrounded by trees welcomes you.So I visited on Monday,There are few visitor on the ground.I recommend you to visit there in the New Year for the first visit to shrine. 木々に囲まれた荘厳な鳥居が出迎えてくれます。月曜日に訪れたこともあり参拝客はまばらでした。初詣にもってこいの神社です。

Thank 246age
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404 reviews
240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the Japanese cultural feel of this temple, playing quoits, the love hearts and stones. It is alive with people doing interesting things, not to mention a beautiful setting and gardens. 200 yen at the moment.

Thank Jay P
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Even we visited on week dat,the place is very crowded wth hundred of school kids, they are so cute and walk on line up together.the temple are still renovating with the scaffolding in front so no picture,but inside we could view from the platform how the renovation going on, and view the statue , ornaments belong to temple. If you... More 

Thank yta155032
Dallas, Texas, United States
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420 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The site is set among the beautiful trees that fill all of Nikko. It is different in that there are numerous smaller shrines here, almost a carnival of shrines. There were many Japanese interacting at the small shrines and that was interesting to observe all by itself. Some of the activities were 'prayer' and some were more like games (tossing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had the pleasure to participate in a shinto wedding in this shrine and it was a tremendous experience.The ceremony and the whole setting was as from a different world - beautiful, spiritual and inspiring.

Thank cestovatelkaNorway
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Well when you come to Japan you might as well see all of the hotspots so we checked out another temple. More of the same...... very cool architecture and sights. I can't keep all of the Japanese names straight but I believe this one was for Tokugawa Eimitsu. Recommended.

Thank Lloyd B
Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

As all of temples in the complex, this one is also beautiful. As the entry is included in the common ticket price, you should visit it, at least for a while. It's really fantastic!

Thank El_Pablito
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There is nothing really wrong with Futarasan, it is just not worth going to if you go to Toshogu. Even Toshogu is hardly worth going to but it is still the best of the shrines. One is enough though.

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