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Achi Shrine

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Address: 12-1, Honmachi, Kurashiki 710-0054, Okayama Prefecture
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Historic Shinto Shrine

I got up early to beat the crowds in the Bikan Historic Quarter and decided to visit the shrine first, which was a god decision because the day got quite hot. The shrine was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2016
Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I got up early to beat the crowds in the Bikan Historic Quarter and decided to visit the shrine first, which was a god decision because the day got quite hot. The shrine was wonderful and so nice to stroll around. The shrine dates back to the 4th century AD and the Munakata deities for travel and trade are worshiped... More 

Thank Oyaji090
Perth, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We loved our walk we went down the stairs and up the back way less stairs. Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around this peaceful area. Fantastic views!

Thank Sue P
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Just on one side of the Bikan area, this temple is easily accessed by walking up a few dozens of steps. Arriving at the top, the temple precincts include a rest area from where you can have a view over Kurashiki and the tiled roofs of its houses.

Thank Sophie C
Sidney, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The shrine is on a hill behind the Bikan area of Kurashiki. The Shrine is reached by climbing a series of steps. Unlike many hilltop shrines, the steps are shallow and the climb was easily done even with a broken toe! The ancient shrine is currently under renovation so cannot be easily viewed, however the nearby temple grounds offer views... More 

Thank lanlubber2015
Brussels, Belgium
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

One of the best spots in the town, less touristy than the rest and great to walk and feel the spirit of the place.

Thank Thecatalanboss
Portland, Oregon
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Because it is on a hill, the Achi shrine provides an elevated view of the city and surrounding area. However, there are much better shrines in Japan.

Thank dick_mary
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

While in Kurashiki we took the actually short, yet apparently dauntingly climb up to the Achi Shrine. It has several other shrines and temples at the summit, along with an excellent view of the Bikan historical quarter. In April the cherry trees were in full blossom and nicely decorated with festive lanterns. Bring a lunch to enjoy in the open... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I didn't enter the shrine or the temple, but the path up to the shrine was amazing with bamboo forest and nice gardens. Heavenly! And the view up top was pretty nice, although from where I was I couldn't really see the ocean, just the town of Kurashiki.

Thank Hanh N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I climbed up to here in the morning,it was peaceful and quiet. I saw no one by chilly wind, it was an ordinary temple yet filled with wisdom.

Thank DDS.LO
Kurashiki, Japan
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Right off the main arcade, worth a visit while in Kurashiki

Thank Maneki-neko

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