World Heritage: Futarasan Shrine4.6
This shrine adjacent to Toshogu is dedicated to two nearby mountains, Nantai-san ('Male Body Mountain') and Nyoho-san ('Female Peak Mountain'). The path between Toshogu and Futarasan Shrine, lined with cypress trees, is considered a power spot where you can experience positive energy. The energy is supposedly flowing from Toshogu to this shrine, so it is advised to visit these two spots in this order.
The shrine's precincts are full of lucky charms - bamboo grass associated with matters of the heart, round rock bestowing longevity, and loop throwing to improve your luck. There is a sacred spot where you can scoop spring water, which is for drinking or rinsing your accessories to absorb the sacred power. Also, search for the place with a sign 'Takaamahara', because it is the most energetic spot in Nikko.
PurposeFestivals,elderly,spiritual places,world heritage,nature,shrine/temple,art,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Fukushima Airport (about 91km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0a month ago
Make sure you visit the Amazing botanical garden in front of the first building. It's amazing with beautiful greens all over the place. You can purchase a combined ticket for garden, and two other shrines. The one uphill has a wonderful natural trees and all kinds of beuties. Make sure you make it there.
5.0in the last week
Very peaceful!! And had lots to explore in this shrine! Absolutely beautiful.
5.0a month ago
Very cool aesthetic. Weather is high pleasing and comfortable. 10/10 would come again.
4.0a month ago
So MUCH history and in a beautiful setting. It was free when I visited
There is information in English all around the building. People are onsite to answer questions.
4.03 months ago
A great historical place to visit. The biggest temple is so gorgeous. It will be fun if you do the homework and know the history and the meaning of the sculpture.