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Kotohira-gu Shrine

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Take your time, but you will have a great time

Like many of the positive reviews here, I love this shrine. The walk up will take the good part of... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
Takamatsu, Japan
a lot of stairs

a lot of visitors to accompany you, a lot to see, well kept, lots of birds happily singing in the... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
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892-1, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun 766-0001, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

Like many of the positive reviews here, I love this shrine. The walk up will take the good part of an hour or so (depending on your pace). And there are many things to see on the way up. Mini shrines are on the path,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

Do you remember the endless stairs to Moria in Lord of the Rings? There's something similar here, I found the stairs a bit steep and I think I'm as fit as the next girl. An extra shirt would have been nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

a lot of visitors to accompany you, a lot to see, well kept, lots of birds happily singing in the. many trees of the park covering the hill. nice visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KatiaenJohan
Reviewed August 6, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Camilo R
Reviewed July 30, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed June 24, 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank erbeha
Reviewed June 22, 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed April 29, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank YappsHK
Reviewed April 10, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Perry H
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