Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine / Shinkyo Sacred Bridge
Visitors come to be blessed by this shrine’s sacred energy.
This old shrine is a centre of worship located in the Nikko Mountains. Many visitors come to pray for good luck and success in love. The beautiful “Shinkyo”， a vermilion-lacquered wooden bridge belonging to the shrine， welcomes visitors to this world heritage site. The bridge is a popular photo spot and according to legend was constructed from snakes by local deities.
|Address||2307 Sannai， Nikko-city， Tochigi|
|Business Hours||08:00-17:00 (April to October) 09:00-16:00 (November to March)*Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time throughout the year.|
|Map Code||367 311 598*71|
The Nikko area, in the northwestern part of the prefecture, is particularly mountainous. In the midst of the rich nature, including the 2,486-meter-high volcano Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, there are numerous shrines and temples that are registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. From Kinugawa Onsen to Kawaji Onsen, hot springs can also be found throughout the area. There are a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, such as stand-up paddleboarding in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.