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Kompira-gu Shrine, Kotohira-cho

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Climb the 785 steps to Kompira-gu Shrine, an ancient Shinto worship spot and popular pilgrimage destination. The strenuous uphill ascent attracts many Shinto devotees, who come to pay their respects to the spirit that protects sailors and fishermen. On the way up you'll encounter a variety of stores selling local delicacies and souvenirs. From the main shrine, situated halfway up Mount Zouzu, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the lush green surroundings, or you can continue to ascend 500 more steps to the inner shrine. Make Kompira-gu Shrine a part of your Kotohira-cho vacation plans using our Kotohira-cho travel itinerary planner.
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  • Stairs had 700 steps. Because it is felt that there is satisfaction in the case of arrival, and so there are blessings. Like wild boar infested, so a little bit scary, but worth a visit there is. So it feels good tightening.
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  • Full recovery to celebrate, we went to thank Mairi. Kotohira station amulet marukin and written it sounds like was very effective (laughs) head straight up cobblestones the mind excited. Shops lined on both sides are steep...... sanuki udon ago you eat, feel hizakurige journey Kompira on smack. Is still more unseen road ahead, but stores occasionally looking askance and the first barrier one-slope quite tight ('Д') is... here, look back and see below sanuki plain feeling Yes is. Pass through the gate of the sanctuary and five peasants will welcome you. And here is known as Cherry Baba as cherry trees are planted many trees in full bloom is a nice thing you can imagine. Sharpness of the staircase is from it. Predetermined to return treasure house and the Academy, now aims at the top. Square channel door company and family continue the shrine fire Thunder company, such as various God enshrined there. See the Asahi company (628) and take a break. Be sure to bring your drink recommended. Here Let's to hongu. After a break. Forest gradually becomes deep, felt calm and solemn. And with 4-stage Hill climb finally motomiya (785) ('ω')-roughly, where the mountain is.. aims to back this time. Konpira dog fortune or Maki-e, all the things to know, was surprised at the popularity of Kompira. Still...... by the way the honeymoon destination of my parents did. And I 登retara with my parents.
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  • 金刀比羅宮位於香川縣海拔521公尺的象頭山上,全長總共1368級,大門口就位於365階,大門上的匾額「琴平山」是有栖川宮熾仁親王提筆,本宮位於785階;由於金刀比羅宮是海上的守護神,所以很多造船廠東主或新船下水,也會前來祈求航行平安。  more »