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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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  • Rumors of long stairs up views to the finish is the best! Types of multiple protection, may be cute
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  • I went on a cold day so came out heavy snow warning in Okayama Prefecture across the inland sea of Japan. Through a souvenir shop along the way, I've been flying and eating Udon noodles and travel time was about two hours. As from the Middle outward slightly sweaty, good in cold. Summer don't have to be good.
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  • 非常有名的寺廟,守護海上交通。要爬780多階的石階梯才能抵達本宮祭拜,還要繼續往上一段共1300多階才能抵達奧舍;我們本次目標只到本宮。祭祀之外從這裡眺望風景也很漂亮,也可以買一個黃色御守,旁邊掛有一隻小金刀比羅犬,據說是從前代替主人參拜的狗狗。價格不便宜,記得是1500。 如果體力不行可以在商店買登山杖,很有幫助,也有老人家搭人力轎上山。 入口二側有許多商店,沿途很多風景、歷史軌跡也很漂亮值得一...  more »