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Nikko Futarasan jinja, Nikko

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Historic Site
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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  • It's my friend's favourite shirine(she's local Japanese) and she explained that God of this shirine takes charge of all different kinds of connection among people; friendship, love, working together, ...  more »
  • This temple is beside Chuzenji Lake and gives us beautiful view from there. Very quiet but graceful atmosphere gave us peaceful mind.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Bonito santuario sintoísta fundado en el siglo VIII, aunque bastante menos espectacular que el Toshogu, que está a cinco minutos caminando. Es ideal como continuación de la visita a Nikko, pero claro, se queda pequeño y poco impactante después de ver la grandiosidad del otro. En este caso, eso sí, el acceso es gratuito.
  • 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