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Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine

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2307 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0535
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shrine is part of the UNESCORTED world heritage park of shrines and temples. It is beautiful. It was quite quiet when we were there and very relaxing taking in the beauty of the shrine.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Handojo S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Many temples and museum aorund, the walking between forest and temples is really mystical and peaceful. An unforgettable place to visit in Nikko. The sleeping cat temple and the upstairs is cool.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank akbarjedi5
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Futarasan Jinja Shrine, near to Tosho-gu, is another famous Shrine in Nikko. This Shrine is much older that others but with less visitors. So you can freely stroll around and admire the architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed November 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eugenef36
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Avi_Shaul
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dhihaz
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We enjoyed visiting this shrine. It was beautiful, and kept the interest of the family. It took us under an hour here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MelissaSue303
Reviewed September 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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