Kotohira-gu Shrine, Kotohira-cho

Climb the 785 steps to Kotohira-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 Kotohira-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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  • A conspicuous feature shrine are stone steps, in the heart of the pilgrim is, is. Mori立tete for local residents, whose heart is warm, it is ureshii.
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  • Was told it takes 1 hour and a half round trip, good luck, went up. Up like the location and sense of achievement and satisfaction. And I wonder how I built the old people was essential. Also I want to come up sometime.
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  • Until the main shrine is crowded. But fewer people go to the shrine and is quiet. There is also the sense of accomplishment I climbed. At the shrine but not everything. Back lavatory. Location, clean the toilet on the way but it is not and not being used. I think it should go from the main shrine in
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  • Half a day well spent. This is the head konpira temple. If you are in good health , you can easily go to the inner temple and come back in 2+ hours. Carry enough water in summer!
  • This is a special place to visit, the hike isn't easy, but it's well worth the work.
  • See a bunch of great temples, climb over 1000 steps and be awarded with a great view at the end. Very satisfying and slightly demanding walk.
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  • 785 stairs to reach the top, but it's worthy.

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Where to stay in Kotohira-cho

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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