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small town with a few onsen hotels, a stop over for those wanting to go to the shrine on the hill top.

This is a touristic small town in the day time but becomes very quite in the evening. I spent a day... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2016
sam3381
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Hong Kong, China
Pleasant small town

The reason for being here is to visit Kotohira Shrine... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2014
hfot2
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Vermont
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Mar 27, 2018
“A NIFTY SMALL TOWN ON THE ISLAND OF SHOKAKU”
Dec 23, 2016
“small town with a few onsen hotels, a stop over for those wanting to go to the shrine on the hill top.”
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Enai, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun 766-0000, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This small town has some nice ryokans, a famous temple complex, a nice shopping area extending from town up the hill toward the temple and several a couple local sites.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed December 23, 2016

This is a touristic small town in the day time but becomes very quite in the evening. I spent a day there many for a half-day walk up the hill to a shrine. The walk uphill takes at least 2 hours covering 1368 steps, to...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank sam3381
Reviewed November 1, 2016

This religious festival is scheduled yearly in Kotohira from Oct 9 through 1. Among the different events, a nightly parade is very popular. Hundreds of local people join the monks and march down the shrine through the city wearing beautiful costumes. They re-enact events which...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank stism
Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Shinto Shrine is definitely worth visiting. It's a beautifull Shrine and it's more than worth the climb up the several hundred stairs. After you've visited the shrine, leave Kotohira as soon as possible. The town is a touristtrap and a dreadfull place to stay...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

The reason for being here is to visit Kotohira Shrine http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1121431-d1397392-Reviews-Kotohiragu_Shrine-Kotohira_cho_Nakatado_gun_Kagawa_Prefecture_Shikoku.html Kotohira-gū (also known as Konpira-dai-gongen, Konpira-san, or Konpira Shrine) is a marvel. Konpira-san is the name appearing on the free tourist information brochure we picked up at the Tourist Information Center in the Marugame...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Service good in all the places we went to. A great small town. Mostly focused on the Temple and this is one of the most important temples in Japan.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank mwant999
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had the "pleasure" of climbing to the Kotohira shrine. You start in the town where were numerous places to eat. This area is famous for its udon. You subsequently walk through fairly narrow streets surrounded by shops geared for tourists. When we were there...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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