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Kompira-gu Shrine

892-1, Nakatado-gun, Kotohira-cho 766-0001, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 877-75-2121
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Hard to get to summit, but worth it

It took a hour to return, but view at the summit is great. Atttactions during climbing is also... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
동현 임
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Suwon
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786 steps to Main Sanctuary - 1368 steps to Okuyashiroizutama Shrine

Kotohira-gu Shrine (金刀比羅宮, ことひらぐう, also known as Konpira Shrine) is a Shinto shrine (神社) located at... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
jameshuang
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Taipei, Taiwan
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892-1, Nakatado-gun, Kotohira-cho 766-0001, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

It took a hour to return, but view at the summit is great. Atttactions during climbing is also enjoyable.

Thank 동현 임
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Kotohira-gu Shrine (金刀比羅宮, ことひらぐう, also known as Konpira Shrine) is a Shinto shrine (神社) located at the Kagawa Prefecture (香川縣) in the smallest and least populous Shikoku (四國) of the four main islands of Japan. It is situated halfway up to Mt. Zozu-san (象頭山) at...More

Thank jameshuang
Reviewed 7 June 2017

It seems so long at first sight. Step by step , you can get to the goal easily. There are many shops along the stairs, including drinks, foods and souvenirs. You can take a rest in these shops. the shops also provide free sticks. I...More

Thank n3690126
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Kompirasan, formally known as Kotohiragu (金刀比羅宮, Kotohiragū), is the main shrine of multiple shrines/temples found around Shikoku and one of the 88 temples/shrines on the Shikoku pilgrimage route. It is made up of 1368 steps and is dedicated to sailors and seafaring. It is tough...More

Thank Maitheng
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Certainly all of the shops on both sides of the steps up to the shrine are laden with shops - they are actually quite fun to have a look at. Or you can just enjoy the long walk up!

Thank Commenter-02134
Reviewed 6 May 2017

To get to the temple need to climb the stairs for almost one hour. The whole trip from bottom to up and back takes two hours. There are shops on the sides, so this takes time also.

Thank Tarkmees
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The "KON-PIRA" Shrine praying for navigation safety. A long staircase approach is famous, if you are a healthy hiker you can easily climb over the mountain of KONPIRA. I enjoy looking for local Japanese souvenir shops both side of the way to the shrine. There...More

Thank siete_vidas_quince
Reviewed 22 April 2017

You have to climb about 1000 steps to be there but it was really worth to do it. A big temple and it was beautiful with Sakura.

Thank JaniceAuYeung
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We were there for the Sakura passage. Nice view while walking up & from above. We drove to the restaurant at 500th steps, had an ice-cream prior to hiking up to the top so it wasn't too demanding for us. Beautiful Japanese temples all around.

Thank D_and_G_2008
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Up ahead it might look far and lots of stairs but it's not that bad (to go up) The view above the temple is great and it's really not that hard to go to the temple since there are many vendors, rest area, and small...More

Thank wendywang1016
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