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Nikko Futarasan jinja, Nikko

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • 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 wh...  read more »
  • 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...  read more »
  • Always stop when they went to the Sun. Especially planted tea, spring water and green tea prepared will have it very good. Mind is washed
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  • This shrine is a UNCESCO World Heritage site. Also there are a lot of shrines to visit. Beautiful place to visit in Autumn
  • 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
  • Beautiful temple. You should visit it if you go to 1 day trip to Nikko.
  • Nice shrine
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