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.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"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|
Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.
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