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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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  • In the tall trees made from a Tosho-gu shrine. Sky high looks very good. Within there Hsuan Ko is a good wheel diving. Enter the shrine and was dotted with small companies. Power spot is gathered. And from the major gods of the shrine "ōkuninushi" readable and Daikoku, and there. There were Daikoku in Daikoku, with roofs of important cultural asset. This Daikoku, could you please let me hold 打chi出no小槌. Two roughing the cure, drink, which was. The cure and with good, tried to even money washing. On narrow grounds, the hoopla of the luck and haunted were ones of the oldest Sun, lanterns, etc..
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  • This is one of the must stops when visiting Nikko. The craftsmanship of the construction and the beauty of both the buildings and the grounds are wonderful. Currently a small amount of refurbishment i...  more »
  • This is a beautiful temple that we visited with a combo tickets along with the Rinnoji temple. After many stairs to walk and you'll be rewarded with beautiful views. The gate has 2 statues that intimi...  more »
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  • Beautiful Shinto Shrine, if you're visiting nearby Nikkō Tōshō-gū then it's definitely worth the visit here too!
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  • 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