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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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An ok shrine but worth checking out :)

One thing I remember most about this shrine is that there was a small performance on stage going on at the time of my visit, and they threw small food packets to the audience at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This shirine is to make a wish for good connection wiith people. The connection is not only for love, but also friend, business and so on. The place is quite near from Toshogu.

Thank Harempercussion
Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One thing I remember most about this shrine is that there was a small performance on stage going on at the time of my visit, and they threw small food packets to the audience at the end; I got some white stuff which looked nice but was pretty "tasteless" :). Apart from that, there's really nothing much remarkable about this... More 

Thank Myo M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the whole temple area in Nikko sort of all together, and this was just one more temple/shrine to see. I don't believe this one was on the combined ticket, and to be honest, I was pretty sick of paying for temples by the end of the day, but it's all really pretty if you like this type of... More 

Thank mcp49
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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!

Thank DMVG
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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