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Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine

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

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Next to Toshogu

Next to Toshogu shrine there is this temple area with a couple of beautiful torii and temple halls, in the middle of towering cedar trees. A nice place to visit after Toshogu. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2016

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Next to Toshogu shrine there is this temple area with a couple of beautiful torii and temple halls, in the middle of towering cedar trees. A nice place to visit after Toshogu. The outer temple area is free for visitors and we took just this stroll, but entry fee should get you deeper into the temple premises.

Thank Eric_Greeney
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Even though it was only ¥200 to enter, it didn't seem worth it because there's not much to see past the ticket gate right now. Not sure when construction will be done, but this is a site you could easily skip, or just take some pictures from outside the ticket gate.

Thank MQuattrone
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Situated on the top of Nantai-san is Futarasan-jinja. Also on Nantai-san are the Chugushi Shrine, located on the shore of Chuzenji-ko, and the shrine Oku-miya. When the priest Shodo Shonin climbed to the top of Nantai-san in 783, he built a building on this peak, making the deity of the building the mountain itself. Since climbing the mountain was so... More 

Thank Kid_U_Not58
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

great shrine with an amazing history from bells to shoguns who used this place to beautiful charms and amulets being sold here

Thank ang s
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Wonderful craftsmanship and very tranquil setting in the World Heritage town. Well worth the entry charge. Lots of steps to climb but somehow they didn't seem a problem. Must have been the spiritual nature of the place!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I love Nikko, and I admit that I loved all of the shrines and did not favor one in particular. Recommend going early in the morning. We went in March thus still low season which was good.

Thank BombaxFlower
Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The grounds and magnificent trees make it a five star attraction. It is especially attractive to visit during the cherry blossom season and during fall foliage for the colorful leaves.

Thank Arvid O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This shrine is famous for relationships. It can be for love, relationships between colleagues, people, friends etc. The shrine is older than Toshogu shrine and it's right next to the main entrance of Toshogu Shrine. It has a "beauty" spring in the compound and claims to have beneficial effects if you drink it. This shrine is quieter than the Toshogu... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Founded in 767. Futarasan is a good example of a mountain shrine. In its earliest times it was a center of mountain worship. Mt. Nintai is the most revered mountain in Nikko, it was once the busiest place of Shugendou practice in Kantou.

Thank ART196
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

In the middle of the forest lays, this beautiful temple, the view is just breathtaking. Do this if you have many days for your visit.


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