We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
This place you have to go if you want to get a special spirit
It is very hard to climb the steps but on the way up there are many small shops even restaurant, very less people reach the top, so many uneven steps ,...More
785 steps sound daunting but it was well worth climb. The views from the top are amazing and the temple and its surrounds very interesting especially the displays including the submarine. The steps seem to go on for ever but if you take it slow...More