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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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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