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“Shrine to mountains”

Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine
Ranked #11 of 157 things to do in Nikko
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Shrine to mountains”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Part of the Nikko World Heritage Site and included on the same ticket. There is a handy map on the ticket which shows a route linking all the main temples. This middle one could easily be missed, it lies between Toshogu Shrine and Taiyuin Shrine. You enter through a large torii gate and the whole place is on the level, there are no huge stairways to climb. You have to guess at the significance of some things because nothing is in English. At the far end you will see signs stuck into a pile of stones, these represent three holy mountains to which the shrine is dedicated to.

Visited December 2013
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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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“Beautiful shrine, very well kept”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Located next to Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine is an immaculately kept Shinto shrine. The stroll along the path is very peaceful, the architecture is stunning. The path leading to Futarasan is an attraction in itself, lined with many stone lanterns. I was told that this path is one of Japan's "power spots" as it interconnects 2 of Japan's most sacred sites: Futarasan and Toshogu.

Visited June 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Quiet Shrine”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

I went to Futarasan Shrine this week.
This week was very hot.But Shrine was cool by shade.
Thre was huge old tree in shrine.It was spectacular.
I prayed future love .

Visited August 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Small shrines in World Heritage Site”
Reviewed 23 December 2012

This is included on the combination pass, so is worth a visit. It's quite small, with a number of small shrines vaguely themed with food. Children seemed to like it for things to pull, but it only merits a fairly brief visit.

Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Not much to see”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

We visited here as part of our combination pass. The majority of the other temples/shrines you were able to walk around practically all of the complex and pay for additional/special areas. For us it appeared that you just walked into this Shrine and whether you wanted to go left or right you had to pay extra, which we found a bit odd.
As always it was a beautiful serene shrine and worth visiting but I didn't see the point of having a pass which didn't let you in anywhere!

Visited September 2012
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