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Nikko Futarasan jinja, Nikko

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Walk across the impressive vermillion bridge to Nikko Futarasan jinja, a Shinto shrine that forms part of a wider World Heritage Site. Legend has it that a priest named Shodo was climbing the mountain in 766, but could not cross the river here. He prayed until a god with two snakes wrapped around his right arm appeared. The snakes unfurled to form a colorful bridge, allowing the priest and his followers to reach the other bank. Founded in 767, the shrine has become particularly well known for its two old swords, officially deemed National Treasures of Japan, along with several of its buildings and structures, including the bridge. Plan your Nikko Futarasan jinja visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nikko using our Nikko trip generator.
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  • Very near to Tosho-gu temple and quite small temple. It is located not far for the parking place there we pay a visit to it even was not part of our tour. Looks it is more for locals as no any English...  more »
  • One of the must sees during your tour around Nikko. Comes with the Rinnoji temple. forest architecture 
  • It is located west of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. Near Toshogu Shrine at the Headquarters on the shores of Lake Chuzenji, Mt. nantai mountain shrine. Configure heritage World Heritage listed here. There are many buildings, such as the shrine, there was spectacular.
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  • Beautiful Shinto Shrine, if you're visiting nearby Nikkō Tōshō-gū then it's definitely worth the visit here too!
  • This shrine is a UNCESCO World Heritage site. Also there are a lot of shrines to visit. Beautiful place to visit in Autumn
  • Nice shrine just beside the toshogu shrine.
  • Gorgeous tranquil shrine. Memories that will last you a lifetime.
  • The passage leading to the shrine from Tosho is breathtaking, but for non religious visitors that's probably the most charming part