Kompira-gu Shrine, Kotohira-cho

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. A visit to Kompira-gu Shrine represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kotohira-cho tour builder site to plot your vacation.
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  • October 3, 2017
    And unlike footing precarious mountain trek to the stone, so we can climb. Along the way the foot rest and spots. So it is recommended to try once. Ship or seen on this mountain, but felt a God of the sea.
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  • September 27, 2017
    I worship at the end of September, but the number of stairs quite a good exercise in the morning is about. Note at the feet of stone stairs, putting on tame rise in footwear is recommended. Even things like sense of accomplishment after climbing so many stairs abstained and want to be, but still, good climbs. It is best to go at your own pace while incorporating rest so many souvenir shops on the way to go. Use physically fit by the way is also the tourist taxi, we recommend a visit to a shrine.
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  • September 26, 2017
    Under the scorching heat of an elderly parent and stair climbing. For my hiking and parents do not normally exercise as it was not that, but shortness of breath more, so it was hard. In the Middle too think what you want but do not overdo it because while people give up, just caught a glimpse. Buy towel lot sells approach down, so you have to be. You will sweat. A sense of accomplishment.
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Accommodation in Kotohira-cho is plentiful due to the influx of tourists visiting the famous shrine, so you can choose from a number of hotels and traditional "ryokan" guesthouses, mostly concentrated near the shrine and the "onsen" hot spring resort. Both Western-style and "tatami" floor rooms can be found, or, if you don't wish to stay in town, you can take up lodging in nearby Takamatsu or in Okayama and take a day trip from there.
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