Priest Shoto built a shrine near Shihonryuji Temple
to enshrine the God of Futarasan, but that area was in danger
of flood of river of Daiya. Therefore, he moved the shrine
to another place, where Yomaimon gate of Toshogu Shrine was located
near by. This shrine is called Shingu, which means new shrine
while the original shrine was called Hongu.
The Honsha enshrines
three gods such as Oonamuchino-mikoto, Tagorihimeno-mikoto and
Ajisukitakahikoneno-mikoto. The Ohmunachino-mikoto is the God,
who made the country. The Tagorihimeno-mikoto is a wife of the
Ohmunachino-mikoto. Also, the Ajisuki-takahikoneno-mikoto is a
god of cultivation and agriculture. Also, The Ohmunachino-mikoto
is a representative of Mt. Nantai, The Tagorihimeno-mikoto is
a representative of Mt. Nyohou, and the Ajisukitakahikoneno-mikoto
is a representative of Mt. Tarou. Those three gods used to be
called "Three representatives of God in Nikko."
Honden main hall
and Haiden oratory are located on the south side of Mt. Korei,
and Mitomo shrine, Daikokuden hall, Shinyosha shed of sedan chair,
Hie shrine are located on the west side. Major buildings such
as Honden are designated as important cultural property. Also,
Shinmon gate, Kaguraden dance stage, Bakedourou ghost lantern
tell you some interesting tale in the history.