Utsunoiya Futaarayama Jinja Shrine, Utsunomiya

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
An imposing orange-hued gate marks the entrance of Utsunoiya Futaarayama Jinja Shrine, a 1600-year-old spiritual center. Steep stairs surrounded by massive trees lead to this wooden shrine, designed in a typical Japanese style. Walk through the temple garden to see a few additional shrines, dedicated to various local gods and featuring intricate woodwork. Make Utsunoiya Futaarayama Jinja Shrine part of your personalized Utsunomiya itinerary using our Utsunomiya trip builder website.
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  • This ancient shrine is in middle of city, and is pretty peaceful as well. Need to climb a few stairs to reach the top, isnt much of a problem for anyone with average health. The compound is also...  more »
  • Begin at the giant torii on street level and climb up a very long, steep set of stairs to approach the entrance gate to shrine. Before you get to this, there are lanterns and statues off to the side....  more »
  • Like the Utsunomiya castle this Shrine offers an interesting contrast between the new and the old Japanese. The gate is just beautiful
  • Futaarayama jinja is a famous shrine described in the Engishiki "Procedures of the Engi Era": a Japanese historic book about laws and customs. There is a gate where you've climbed the 95 stone steps from the omote-sando (front approach). I tried the road on the northwest side, but it’s a tough slope. It's a shrine I hope to visit on New Year's Day.
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