Futarasan Shrine is located by Chuzenji Lake, and said to be founded in 784 to worship Mt. Nantaisan. The shrine stands between the main shrine of Futarasan-jinja Shrine and Okumiya, located on the top of Mt. Nantaisan. It is said that a yellow bell in this shrine answers to prayers of those who seek a good match, and anyone can toll the ring freely.

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Mt. Nantaisan has 2,486m high volcano, looks very magnificent. The volcano is also known as the object of worship of the World-Heritage Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine and houses the Chugushi on its base and Okumiya on its top.

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The shrine grounds are mostly free to enter except for a small paid area to the left of the offering hall. The paid area features a small forested garden with a couple more halls, a spring, old sacred trees and closer views onto the main hall  that stands behind the offering hall.

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【Nikko Futarasan Shrine】

Address: 2307 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi
Tel: +(81) 288-54-0535
http://www.nikko-kankou.org/spot/4/