Nikko Futarasan Jinja Chugushi Shrine, Nikko

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Futarasan jinja is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is also known as Nikkō Futarasan Shrine, to distinguish it from the shrine in nearby Utsunomiya. Futarasan enshrines three deities: Ōkuninushi, Tagorihime, and Ajisukitakahikone. It is located between Nikkō Tōshō-gū and the Taiyū-in Mausoleum. Many visitors go to all three, as well as to Rinnō-ji.Together with Nikkō Tōshō-gū and Rinnō-ji, it forms the Shrines and Temples of Nikkō UNESCO World Heritage Site. The shrine possesses two swords that are National treasures of Japan. Additionally, dozens of buildings and cultural artifacts are listed as Important Cultural Assets.The Sacred Bridge crossing the Daiya River belongs to the Futarasan Shrine. This beautiful vermilion lacquered structure is known as one of the three most beautiful bridges in Japan and is a perfect gateway for Nikko. The bridge was registered as a World Heritage in December 1999. Shinkyo measures 28 meters long, 7.4 meters wide, and stands 10.6 meters above the Daiya River.According to legend, a priest named Shōdō and his followers climbed Mt. Nantai in the year 766 to pray for national prosperity. However, they could not cross the fast flowing Daiya River. Shōdō prayed and a 10 foot tall god named Jinja-Daiou appeared with two snakes twisted around his right arm. Jinja-Daiou released the blue and red snakes and they transformed themselves into a rainbow-like bridge covered with sedge, which Shōdō and his followers could use to cross the river. That is why this bridge is sometimes called Yamasugeno-jabashi, which means the "Snake Bridge of Sedge".
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  • Located in Lake Chuzenji, brimming with power ground is behind the shrine and climb to Mt. nantai. They will raise your luck a compact site with various spots. After a visit to a shrine "lucky no Mori" to explore the full charge power.
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  • It is useful because there is free parking. In a quiet environment, and also the trailhead of Mt. nantai. In the tray ago I went, I thought was free. It was located in the different scale of Hakone shrine like kinda similar.
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  • Because in the middle of the head office is located at the top of Mt. nantai sensations and Nikko mountains in this way is called. So was good close to Lake Chuzenji, in beautiful environment, yaotome Court dance dance had with the bus staff. Was covered with snow, so the shoe waterproof is not made, and I'm so careful.
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  • Absolutely beautiful that these shrines and temples can be preserved for so long. Very quiet. 500円 - 大人 Well worth it.
  • Nice shrine but can get busy!
  • Nice shrine. The stone lanterns behind the shrine are lovely.
  • Good fall colors highlit the harmonious placement
  • Nice and Beautiful

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