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Temples and Shrines

Nikko Futarasan-Jinja Shrine Chugushi (a shrine built on the middle ground of the Futarasan-Jinja Shrine),


Located by Chuzenji Lake, this shrine is said to be founded in 784 to worship Mt. Nantaisan. The shrine stands between the main shrine of Futarasan-jinja Shrine and Okumiya (rear shrine), located on the top of Mt. Nantaisan. It is said that a yellow bell in this shrine answers to prayers of those who seek a good match, and anyone can toll the ring freely.

Tachikikannon, Nikkosan Chuzenji Temple


Tachikikannon is an associated shrine of the World-Heritage Nikkosan Rinno-Ji Temple founded in 784 by Shodo Shonin (Saint Shodo),, who firstly served as the head priest of Nikko. The Kannon (Boddhisattva), statue that is said to be sculptured by Shodo Shonin himself is still spreading its root to the ground. In addition, the shrine houses various characteristic statues of Buddha, such as Hashiri Daikokuten.