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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. The webpage of Futarasan-jinja...More
This shrine is the oldest and located between Rinnoji Taiyuin temple and Toshogu shrine. People often miss this tranquil and serene temple. Many of the artifacts in this shrine are listed as important heritage assets. The bridge (Shinkyo) near the city belongs to this shrine....More
Futarasan Shrine stands next to Toshogu Shrine in central Nikko. Much older than its more lavish neighbor, the shrine was founded in 782 by Shodo Shonin, the Buddhist monk who introduced Buddhism to Nikko and who also founded the nearby Rinnoji Temple.
This shrine is...More
We visited Jinja as part of a day trip from Tokyo. The place is very pretty and well worth the visit. Amazing shrines and pagodas with ancient art all over. The wood carvings is top class. Only down side is this place is very busy...More
We visited this shrine after about a 15 minute walk from the Toshogu Shrine via a lovely road with tall trees on both sides. There is a public toilet between the two shrines. There is no English signage and you are left a little confused...More
The main building here is currently undergoing a massive restoration project (which you can peek at), so it would be ideal to visit when that is completed. If you do go, it might be best to arrange to visit this area before Tosho-gu since that...More