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Kotohira-gu Shrine

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“walking stick”(4 reviews)
“long walk”(4 reviews)
“stone steps”(3 reviews)
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892-1, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun 766-0001, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 877-75-2121
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We picked a less warm but rainy August day, and in our ignorance chose to wear a raincoat rather than use an umbrella. Bad idea. The climb is moderate, considering you have frequent rest places along the way. Do take water with you on a...More

Thank KatiaenJohan
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I will start by saying the only "Con" is parking. Some people might complain about traffic close to the shrine and how they had to park far away. Honestly I parked about 15 blocks away and it is what I recommend. Everything is an experience...More

Thank Camilo R
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience, the awesome shrine is well worth the effort to go all the way up the 785 stone steps to the top. The view is wonderful and the many stone lanterns and small shrines along the path create a mystic atmosphere.

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The shrine is beautifully situated, once you pass all the souvenir stands. The walk up is long, but pleasant, with beautiful views along the way.

Thank filipinka
Reviewed 22 June 2018

To reach this shrine, you have to climb 785 steps. You do not climb the steps all at once and you can (and should) pasue along the way. The views from the top and the shrine itself are your reward. A must see in Kotohira.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This shrine is located up a hill so it’s quite a hike up. Really lovely during the cherry blossoms season. We couldn’t go all the way to the inner shrine as it was barricaded, which was a shame as it would have more steps and...More

Thank YappsHK
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

What a hike of 780 plus steps to reach several beautiful Temples and Shrines. It's a hike but the rewards are worth it during and at the finish. Beautiful settings and picture opportunities. History abounds and the views are amazing. A must do even you...More

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

After a long climb with hundreds of stair steps, the temple is worth all the exercise to get there. Views from the top are equally interesting. Shops along the way offer all sort of souvenirs, food and drinks.

Thank DC-3Viator
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Shrine was located high up on the mountain and visitors need to walk up 1,638 big steps in order to reach the top for view of the city. There were some good photo spots with coloured leaves along the stone walkway and many souvenir...More

Thank bkpkwok
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Kimpira-gu will certainly give your legs a good workout; just getting up to the main building is a stretch, but to get to the top you're looking at 1,660 steps, terminating in a little shrine with a gorgeous view of the valley, selling charms against...More

Thank AllanSimonsen
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