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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Nikko holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nikko Futarasan jinja and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A little out of the way but just as interesting as the rest of the buildings in Nikko, at the top of a flight of stairs perched
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  • Part of the circuit of the visit to the city of Nikko, stands out for its beauty, though the more the four small.
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  • Nice but nothing special. If you come to Nikko given priority to other things that deserve more ...
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  • Beautiful shrine and temple area, well worth a visit. It wasn't as busy as the others in Nikko either.
  • Beautiful Shinto Shrine, if you're visiting nearby Nikkō Tōshō-gū then it's definitely worth the visit here too!
  • About 10 min. walk from main shrine.
  • 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.

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Rich in history, culture, and nature, you'll be pleased to find that Nikko also boasts a rich variety of accommodations. Competition may be pretty fierce at peak times, but make your reservation early and you'll be able to find somewhere to sleep that suits your style. Luxury hotels and boutiques with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) never stray too far from the river, while hostels and guesthouses tend to be tucked away on side streets, and up in the north of town. Mid-range and standard hotels lie close to the main train stations and by the main plazas.
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