Achi Shrine

Achi Shrine, Kurashiki

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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,672 contributions
Worth visiting, we loved the views!
Feb 2021
The Achi Shrine is in a very nice location overlooking Kurashiki. To get here, we walked up several stairs but there looked to be a road as well. The views from atop are great, you can see a good chunk of town to include the Bikan area and some of the newer locations. The shrine itself was beautiful as most of them are. The grounds were big and well kept up with several other smaller structures and statues. If you are already in Kurashiki walking around the Bikan area, you might as well stop by this shrine to get a good overlook.
Written February 26, 2021
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Jamie575
Singapore, Singapore1,057 contributions
Peaceful visit with view of Kurashiki
Dec 2019 • Couples
High up in the hill overlooking Kurashiki, this Shrine is beautiful and quiet. We went in the evening near sunset. Explore the garden path going up or down the hill. A long staircase also can be used to get up here.
Written December 18, 2019
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Nick v
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands112 contributions
Ok
Aug 2019 • Couples
Maybe we have seen to much, for us ok for a quick visit.
Take pictures from the Nice elder and newer city of kurashiki.
You can walk around it and takes not more then 15-25 min.
Written August 18, 2019
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Owen L
Shanghai, China224 contributions
Quiet stroll with good views
Jul 2019 • Solo
Good views of the surrounding areas here. A short hike up some storm steps takes you here. A good way to escape the crowds and take a quiet stroll and hear the insects and birds.
Written July 25, 2019
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Cyy
8 contributions
View
Apr 2019 • Solo
The shrine itself is just a nice quiet place like every shrine in japan. But it offers great view over the historical area. Definitely worth a visit.
Written April 8, 2019
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Lachie G
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia56 contributions
Easy to do, glad to have been there
Nov 2018 • Couples
We avoided the 200 steps on the South side and walked a gentle path up from the Kurashiki station side. Clearly not a memorial but a living shrine in use. Buildings are many, the views pretty good, the experience absolutely worthwhile
Written November 8, 2018
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Frank v
Den Dolder, The Netherlands1,281 contributions
Nice place
Sep 2018 • Friends
You will have to climb some stairs to get to this shrine, but it is certainly worth it. The complex has some nice altars and since it is high on the hill, you have a nice overview over the city. Certainly worth a visit and more quit than down in the old city.
Written October 10, 2018
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fotopodroznik
Gdansk, Poland60 contributions
Nice place to visit
Mar 2018 • Family
Achi shrine is quite small shrine close to the Bikan Historical Quarter. We really liked it because of lots of Darumas. It's the highest point in Kurashiki with a very nice view.
Written May 12, 2018
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Selsy
New Zealand7,618 contributions
Pleasant walk
Oct 2017 • Solo
This shrine stands on the highest point in Kurashiki, so I'd hoped to get a view of the Bikan. Although the view looks out over the further afield and less interesting parts of Kurashiki, it isn't possible to look directly down on the Bikan. The walk up the hill is nice though. It winds among the trees and the shrine itself is very attractive.
Written November 12, 2017
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines19,709 contributions
We were lucky as there was a wedding ceremony
Sep 2017 • Couples
After arriving at Kurashiki it was a short walk to the hill where we climbed up to Achi Shrine which has stood here for 1700 years. It stands on top of Mount Tsurugata and is the highest point in the town, but even so the view is nothing to write home about. we were lucky as there was about to be a wedding preformed and we could not enter the hall. The Japanese must have come from a well off family as the father-in-laws were dressed in tuxedos and tails. The bride and groom were dressed in their best costumes as attendants and the photographer carefully took care of them.
Written October 17, 2017
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