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This shrine is not the shrine next to Toshouguu.

Although the webpage of Rinnouji writes that Futarasan-jinja was founded by the high Buddhist... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
Funabashi, Japan
Beautiful with Historic Significance

One of several shrines in the World Heritage area. Plan to spend a full day exploring all of the... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
San Diego, California
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Dec 27, 2018
“This shrine is not the shrine next to Toshouguu.”
Nov 30, 2018
“Amazing Group of Temples”
Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0535
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

Although the webpage of Rinnouji writes that Futarasan-jinja was founded by the high Buddhist priest Shoudou in the 8th century, I understand that relics discovered on Mount Nantai (Nantaizan) suggest a much earlier existence of worshipping the mountain as a deity. Futarasan-jinja is composed of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

This area is in the Nikko World Heritage Site and composed of many temples and shrines like you never seen before. Amazing how they built this in the mountains. Loads of tourist on bus day trips from Tokyo. Be prepared to walk and some areas...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

One of several shrines in the World Heritage area. Plan to spend a full day exploring all of the temples and shrine.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 5, 2017

This large shrine was built in the honor of the Shogun. It is a colourful, sprawling construction, with rich and beautiful details each and every where you look. Worth to walk the entire area and make great photos. The main gate is just amazing .

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Just got back from Japan and I was lucky enough to go to the Nikko Jinja. This is a large shrine built in the 1600's in honor of the Shogun. It is a sprawling structure with incredible details every where you look. Walk the entire...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

The passage leading to the shrine from Tosho is breathtaking, but for non religious visitors that's probably the most charming part.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

We wandered around the fog-shrouded area of Chuzenji with no plan, and came across this temple which seems to be in the middle of preparations for a festival. This temple, one of three Futarasan shrines honouring the gods of the three sacred mountains in the...More

Date of experience: August 2011
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