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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Futarasan-jinja ShrineTochigi

Situated on the top of Nantai-san is Futarasan-jinja. Also on Nantai-san are the Chugushi Shrine, located on the shore of Chuzenji-ko, and the shrine Oku-miya. When the priest Shodo Shonin climbed to the top of Nantai-san in 783, he built a building on this peak, making the deity of the building the mountain itself. Since climbing the mountain was so difficult, he also built Chugushi Shrine and Futarasan-jinja.When the synchretistic worship of Buddhism and Shinto became popular sometime later, there was a spread of the worship of Nikko-san (also called Nantai-san), Nyoho-san and Taro-san in addition to worship at Rinno-ji. The present main shrine was built in 1619 by Tokugawa Hidetada, the second shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. Housed here is a sword inscribed with the name of the famous 14th century swordsmith Tomomitsu of Osafune.
Address & Access
Address: 2307 Sannai, Nikko-shi, Tochigi
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts Shin-en (garden): 200 yen
Tobu Nikko Stn./Bus/10-min. ride/Nishi-Sando Stop/7-min. walk