Futarasan JinjaCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 2307 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1431, Japan
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-288540535
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids
Can’t get enough of Nikko’s remarkable craftsmanship and architecture? The Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine is another classic!
Established back in 782, by a Buddhist monk named Shodo Shonin, who also happens to be the pioneer of Buddhism in Japan, this attraction is devoted to the Nikko's three highly worshipped and sacred mountains of the Mount Nantai, the Mount Nyoho and the Mount Taro. In fact, the Shrine derives its name from the alternate name of Mount Nantai – the utmost eminent of the three mountains.
The Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine is full of protruding springs, spiritual halls, and deep-rooted holy trees that enhance this place’s Zen element! Walk around and feel every vibe of this attraction for a one-of-its-kind experience.
- There is a lot of climbing of stairs.
- 200 yen for a small paid area.
- Buses from Tobu and JR Nikko Stations.
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33.5% of people who visit Nikko include Futarasan Jinja in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
73.97% of people start their Futarasan Jinja visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Futarasan Jinja
67.14% of people prefer walking in order to reach Futarasan Jinja
Go there if you have the chance. It’s right next to Toshogu, but with a fraction of the tourists. Well worth it.
Great site for travellers looking for a good historical tour
The grounds are mostly wheelchair accessible but the buildings are not.
My favorite shrine out of the group! Time seems to fly because everything is so beautiful to look at. I even had the chance to sit in on a shrine demonstration and lecture.
Nice temple beside the Nikko temple and this temple is famous in love.