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Kompira-gu Shrine

892-1, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun 766-0001, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 877-75-2121
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Beautiful mountaintop shrine

Kimpira-gu will certainly give your legs a good workout; just getting up to the main building is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Must Visit

Famous for its long climb, with lots of steps & shops along the way. There're walking sticks for... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
West Vancouver, Canada
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892-1, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun 766-0001, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 877-75-2121
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kimpira-gu will certainly give your legs a good workout; just getting up to the main building is a stretch, but to get to the top you're looking at 1,660 steps, terminating in a little shrine with a gorgeous view of the valley, selling charms against...More

Thank AllanSimonsen
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Famous for its long climb, with lots of steps & shops along the way. There're walking sticks for rent too.

Thank Lraep
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This place you have to go if you want to get a special spirit It is very hard to climb the steps but on the way up there are many small shops even restaurant, very less people reach the top, so many uneven steps ,...More

Thank Rita V
Reviewed 31 July 2017

785 steps sound daunting but it was well worth climb. The views from the top are amazing and the temple and its surrounds very interesting especially the displays including the submarine. The steps seem to go on for ever but if you take it slow...More

Thank GeorgyLynn
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 5 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
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