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Taikodani Inari Shrine

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Address: 409 Ushiroda, Kanoashi-gun, Tsuwano-cho 699-5605 , Shimane Prefecture
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+81 856-72-0219

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Walk up if you can!

A serene shrine with some lovely views of the area. The walk up the hill through torii gates is well worth it if you are able to cope with the steps. Very pretty lit up at night... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Ruth R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The shrine is very beautiful and special, and the location a hill offers great views over Tsuwano and the valley. The highlight however (at least for me) is the walk up to the shrine, thrue 1000 orange Toris. Really beautiful and unique ! Go there in the morning, when the sun is shining thrue the Toris. In the afternoon this... More 

Thank nathalieyes
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A serene shrine with some lovely views of the area. The walk up the hill through torii gates is well worth it if you are able to cope with the steps. Very pretty lit up at night as well with lanterns up the hillside.

Thank Ruth R
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The shrine is situated on top of a hill, and the climb up, although tiring, will reward you with views of the little town and is also where you can take the ropeway to the old castle. There were more locals than foreign visitors when we visited, and even a couple who took their wedding photos at the bottom of... More 

1 Thank Fareza16
Placitas, New Mexico
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This small castle town which a dates back to at least 1325 as many things to see besides the Shrine. Tsuwano is famous for its some 65,000 colorful koi, which outnumbers the local population by tenfold. They can be spotted swimming in the waterways along the streets. Halfway up the mountain, you will see a number of Torii gates (1045... More 

1 Thank 44dave56
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

Lots of Japanese tourists come to the Taikondoni-Inari-jinja temple, walking up the 1000 Torii walkway, actually made up of 1000 wooden Torii. These Torii line the path up the hill to the shrine, tho you can drive on the road up to the shrine as well. We walked thru the Toriis but while they have lanterns on both sides of... More 

1 Thank Kip F
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

A wet morning with mist rolling down the hills did not spoil our enjoyment of this shrine one bit. It is possible to drive to the shrine from Tsuwano main street in 5 minutes, don't! If you are able take the zig-zag path with its many lanterns stopping from time to time to admire the view across the river and... More 

Thank paul6111
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

After visiting Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, I was headed south to visit with family. I decided to take a trip to Tsuwano to visit this shrine, another Inari Shrine known throughout Japan. What a big surprise! Fushimi Inari is nice and was made notorious because of the movie. However Takodani Inari has a beauty of its own. First, it is... More 

1 Thank Rick28200
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

About ten minutes by car from downtown Tsuwano on a hilltop is the Tsuwano Inari Shrine. Like many other Inari shrines, it is also brightly painted in red and quite good looking with the green of the mountain. The view from the shrine complex is also quite nice. They say that the deities of this Inari shrine were invited from... More 

Thank Chuzaa
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

Its a pretty steep zigzag climb up the path towards the shrine but also very short. You could probably do it in 10mins and probably less without breaks. The shrine itself look fairly rich aka everything was brand spanking new and offers a good view of the town and the valley Tsuwano sits in. It's a worthwhile diversion in Tsuwano.

Thank Redflyer99
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Beautiful, quiet, and the perfect setting for walks and thoughts. We visited it around New Year's Eve, and the decorations were extraordinary.

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