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  • See & Do
  • Central Area

Furumine Shrine

  • Nature
  • Culture
Furumine Shrine was built to worship the legendary hero Yamato Takeru 1,300 years ago. The shrine is where the monk Shodo Shonin, founder of the temples in Nikko, was trained. The shrine is also known for the enshrined Tengu, a messenger from the gods who protects people from bad luck. People come here to pray for good luck, fire protection, safe voyage, rich harvests, traffic safety, business success and family health as the god is believed to make all these wishes come true.

Basic Information

Address 3027 Kusagyu Kanuma-shi
Telephone Number 0289-74-2111
Website http://www.furumine-jinjya.jp/index.html
Map Code 489 858 197*51

Central Area

Utsunomiya, the most populous city in Tochigi, is about an hour from Tokyo by Shinkansen, and serves as a major transportation hub for the different regions of the prefecture. In addition to being known for its famous Gyoza (pan-fried dumplings), Utsunomiya is called the “city of jazz and cocktails”, as there are numerous venues for hearing live jazz music, and the bartenders are quite skilled, so there are plenty of options for enjoyable nightlife.

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