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Futarasan Shrine stands next to Toshogu Shrine in central Nikko. Much older than its more lavish neighbor, the shrine was founded in 782 by Shodo Shonin, the Buddhist monk who introduced Buddhism to Nikko and who also founded the nearby Rinnoji Temple.
This shrine is...More
We visited Jinja as part of a day trip from Tokyo. The place is very pretty and well worth the visit. Amazing shrines and pagodas with ancient art all over. The wood carvings is top class. Only down side is this place is very busy...More
We visited this shrine after about a 15 minute walk from the Toshogu Shrine via a lovely road with tall trees on both sides. There is a public toilet between the two shrines. There is no English signage and you are left a little confused...More
The main building here is currently undergoing a massive restoration project (which you can peek at), so it would be ideal to visit when that is completed. If you do go, it might be best to arrange to visit this area before Tosho-gu since that...More
The Shinto Shrine I would recommend to visit on your way from Nikko Toshogu Shrine to Taiyuimbyu Shrine. It’s hidden in the forest of ancient pine trees and invites you to feel and appreciate traditional Japanese culture in a quiet and peaceful surroundings!
While not worth a trip to Nikko just to see this, it is worthy of some of the time you should allow while walking the shrine route. Although a main building is under renovation, they have enable some viewing of the work by tourists: there...More
Not as extravagant temple wise ,as in carvings and large shrines,this Buddhist temple has a large courtyard/shrine, and office where you can get your temple seal/scripture, its on the heritage loop,and worth visiting . also connects with other shrines/temples via a forest walkway ,just outside...More
Under repair. Did walk around the grounds and looked at other parts that were open . Nice but not the best to see on the Heritage site. Save for last and if you have remaining time I would then check it out.