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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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  • Is fine in the main hall are worth seeing springs in back pay 200 yen is a casual ring toss and turn telling Adam Green hardly and was here I think luck has increased
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  • It was a day jam packed with temples and shrine visits. What I remember is that it was pretty empty when we visited this place as compared to some of the others. On a way , it's peaceful and nice to v...  more »
  • This shrine has been designated as a world heritage site. Inside the shrine is a sword, two books that are national treasures of Japan. Set amidst large forests and natural way trees are large trees that are hundreds of years of age. On the entrance sculpture such as sculpture, Dragon, flower, bird, animal, and the various gods and the upper entrance, sleeping cat sculpture, which are of interest to tourists.
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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