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Kibitsu Shrine

931 Kibitsu, Okayama 701-1341, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-287-4111
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Serene temple ...

I visited this temple en-route on a cycling trip through the Kibi Plains. It is a beautiful temple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
It's a long walk back!

This is a shrine well worth a visit, if you are staying in nearby Okayama. From platform 10, the... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2017
Barry C
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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931 Kibitsu, Okayama 701-1341, Okayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this temple en-route on a cycling trip through the Kibi Plains. It is a beautiful temple complex, off the tourist track. Serene and peaceful.

Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

This is a shrine well worth a visit, if you are staying in nearby Okayama. From platform 10, the local train takes about 20 minutes to reach Kibitsu station Turn left out of the station, turn right at the end of the road and follow...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed May 27, 2017

This is one of the sightseeing spots related to the Momotaro legend. I feel comfortable in visiting this place. In the 10 minutes' walk to this place, there were already two old men trying to help me out to find the way (actually I didn't...More

Thank gingerbrownie
Reviewed April 13, 2017

A must go if you are in the area. there is a long wooden corridors and a few traditional shrine buildings. There's also a traditional archery place next to the wooden corridor, you may see some students practicing archery there.

Thank fionayyy
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Really just a normal shrine. The long covered hallway was fun, as was the hydrangea-lined stairs, but the best was really the ambience and cycling through the rice fields rather than the shrine itself. Anyway, it's a good stop for fans of Momotaro and the...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed October 11, 2016

To Japanese, this may be a very sacred shrine. For tourists, it is just another shrine. It is easily accessible by the JR, and you will be getting off at one of the smallest stations you may have ever seen. You would then need to...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed September 14, 2016

One of my more favourite shrines in the local area. There's a lovely walkway that is absolutely stunning in spring. You can get omikuji, or the goshuin (calligraphy by a priest) of the temple. These are very fun to collect in a goshuincho, or temple...More

Thank Cornelia W
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Nearly giving up going there as someone told us there was nothing to see. Actually, it is a very unique temple and there are not many tourists.

Thank TWHK
Reviewed May 31, 2016

It was a steep set of steps to get up to the shrine. The shrine was relatively small with a fair bit of history. Nice grounds to wander around. Lovely timber work as usual. Covered walkway on the way down to the car park.

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Beautiful Shrine. Walked thru the grounds and marveled at the history and old monuments within the grounds

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