Takino Shrine, Nikko

The Takino Shrine is one of those small Japanese shrines where one can truly find inner peace. Located north of Nikko’s most popular and busy historical site, it is within an easy walk from the more crowded Futarasan shrine. It is also located very close from a lovely waterfall.

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Narusawa-Hyouketsu Ice Cave

The Narusawa-Hyouketsu Ice Cave (Hyouketsu = ice) is a natural cave made by the eruption of Mount Fuji in 1864. Ice is present year-round at the bottom of the cave and visitors should expect cold temperatures during the visit! It is part of Japan’s national monuments.

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Futarasan shrine (futarasan jinja,二荒山神社)

The Futarasan shrine is a shinto shrine located in the city of Nikko. The famous sacred bridge crossing the Daiya river in Nikko also belongs to the shrine.

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