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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  • August 16, 2017
    Nature of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, rinnoji Temple, not will, futarasan shrine. Historically. The Museum's Mt. nantai. It is a beautiful shrine. But also feel a little too much play feel subconcept of State self-esteem.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Free and paid areas. In the so-called rinnoji Temple, 1 taste. Visited the area for free, but some are famous trees, such as the Meoto-sugi Cedar can see.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Is a power spot, futarasan shrine Ehara Hiroyuki, was introduced in the book. Wrote the sacred inner 勝水 with a bulletin of sakushin Gakuin. Nice Matcha tea! Li Yu Yu Hakusho bamboo's book even existed hiryu shrine behind the referred power spot.
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  • December 11, 2016
    Beautiful shrine and temple area, well worth a visit. It wasn't as busy as the others in Nikko either.
  • August 9, 2016
    Beautiful Shinto Shrine, if you're visiting nearby Nikkō Tōshō-gū then it's definitely worth the visit here too!
  • November 22, 2016
    About 10 min. walk from main shrine.
  • January 13, 2016
    This shrine is a UNCESCO World Heritage site. Also there are a lot of shrines to visit. Beautiful place to visit in Autumn
  • August 21, 2016
    Nice shrine just beside the toshogu shrine.

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