As a center of mountain worship, Futarasan Shrine is regarded as an ‘ujigamisama’ – a guardian of the area. It is the oldest of the three World Heritage sites in Nikko, built in 782, and deifies Mt. Nantaisan, a magnificent volcano in the Nikko National Park. The iconic red Sacred Bridge is one of its most well known spots, and the shrine’s architecture and gardens are registered under World Heritage. This shrine is often visited by those praying for marriage, pregnancy, and the safe delivery of babies.
Tokyo (Narita) to Nikko Futarasan-Jinja Shrine, Nikko
3 h 50 min
From 4,500 yen
Nikko Futarasan-Jinja Shrine
2307 Sannai, Nikkō City, Tochigi Prefecture
All listed travel times and costs are approximate.