Futarasan Shrine

Futarasan Shrine

Futarasan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). It was a shrine occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.This shrine is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Futarasan Shrine
"日光二荒山神社本社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2307, Sannai, Nikkou-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県日光市山内2307" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Nikko I.C. on the Nikko-Utsunomiya Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0288-54-0535

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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