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Address: 892-1, Nakatado-gun, Kotohira-cho 766-0001, Kagawa Prefecture
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Fascinating shrine in forest setting

You can visit this shrine as a day trip from Takamatsu, the port that most people use to get to the art island Naoshima. It's worth adding some extra time in to do so. To get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can visit this shrine as a day trip from Takamatsu, the port that most people use to get to the art island Naoshima. It's worth adding some extra time in to do so. To get there take the Kotoden train from Kawaramachi station; there's one every half hour and it takes about 50 minutes. From Kotohari station it's a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The shrines were built along the hill-road. To visit the topmost shrine, it required visitors to walks more than 1300 steps. Admittedly, it was challenging for some. However, once you went to the top and see the scenic view of Kotohira-cho, you would have to agree it was worthy of a visit.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A real treat to visit but unless this location holds a religious value for you, there are many many shrines and places of constructed beauty to visit that are much easier access. The walk up the 1300 odd steps is a reasonable task but in any case, a sweaty one. If you are hydrated and ready, then go but if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

It so hot and tired to complete the 1368 steps trip. But this beautiful place is worth to visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The temple is now named as Kowpirasan, very worth to walk upstairs slowly for over 1000 steps. Many temples you can walk through the route. We fortunately viewed the new wedding couples of their wedding ceremony in one of the temples.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Worth the climb! it may seem difficult but once you are half way up , its not that bad. I wanted to give up but an elderly lady simply walked straight past me and waved to me and this spurred me on. Enjoy the shrines on the way to the top and enjoy the lovely views. I loved the friendliness... More 

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Samut Prakan Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I went there on Golden weeks, there are lots of crowded as expected. When you arrive at Kotohria train station, you may want to buy some food to ear during the way up there. It's easy to get there cause you can always ask directions from people, they were so kind and all smiley. I was in a hurry so... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is a must-see temple in the Kagawa Prefecture built more than a thousand years ago. The main temple building is more than 800 steps uphill. Once you are up there, you can command a magnificent view of of Kotohira city. It is a very popular place visited by locals. There is a restaurant and cafe serving set lunch and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

A shrine located along the hillside. Hundreds of stairs reaching the top. If you don't want to climb the steps, you can hire someone to lift you right up to the top. Don't worry much nor hurry up, enjoying the scenery as well as little shops along the way can erase all the fatigue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We stopped in Kotohira for a half day, as we traveled in from Naruto and was going on to Kochi. Kompiragu Shrine is a key place to visit in Kotohira, situated uphill on Mount Zozu. The shrine area is quite easy to locate as we had a map from the hotel. The main shrine is 785 steps uphill, while the... More 

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