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Kibitsu Shrine

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Address: 931 Kibitsu, Okayama 701-1341, Okayama Prefecture
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Lovely place!!

One of my more favourite shrines in the local area. There's a lovely walkway that is absolutely stunning in spring. You can get omikuji, or the goshuin (calligraphy by a priest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
Cornelia W
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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

To Japanese, this may be a very sacred shrine. For tourists, it is just another shrine. It is easily accessible by the JR, and you will be getting off at one of the smallest stations you may have ever seen. You would then need to walk for say 15 min., across some uninteresting roads. I was attracted by its long... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

One of my more favourite shrines in the local area. There's a lovely walkway that is absolutely stunning in spring. You can get omikuji, or the goshuin (calligraphy by a priest) of the temple. These are very fun to collect in a goshuincho, or temple book, which you can buy there. It has a lovely entryway with picturesque torii gates... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Nearly giving up going there as someone told us there was nothing to see. Actually, it is a very unique temple and there are not many tourists.

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

It was a steep set of steps to get up to the shrine. The shrine was relatively small with a fair bit of history. Nice grounds to wander around. Lovely timber work as usual. Covered walkway on the way down to the car park.

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San Bruno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Beautiful Shrine. Walked thru the grounds and marveled at the history and old monuments within the grounds

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

well its just another shrine for me, i was full of excitment to be going to see it and was slightly disappointed, the buildings are wondeful pieces of carpentry and workmanship to see, but something of an atmosphere was lacking compared to other shrines i have visited. however it is still a good place to visit for a morning if... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

a lovely shrine with some, really nice gardens a lovely place to wander and just chill out a nice section of covered walkway as well

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

This shrine is a little hard to find in a confusing area. However it is a beautiful shine. Its in a quiet area therefore you can actually hear yourself think when you go.

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1 Thank James L
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

This is another beautiful shrine. It's quite large and has some beautiful gardens as well as a lovely covered walkway.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

We were so lucky to get to go to this beautiful shrine on a day where children are celebrated for turning 3, 5, and 7. They were all dressed in fabulous kimono and fancy suits. We also got to do a sacred rice blessing ceremony, for which I feel very fortunate.

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