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Achi Shrine

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Address: 12-1, Honmachi, Kurashiki 710-0054, Okayama Prefecture
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A place of hospitality and contemplation

For those coming to pray or just to look this shrine is a tranquil place. The morning we were there local people were enjoying hospitality and the atmosphere was welcoming. It is... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

For those coming to pray or just to look this shrine is a tranquil place. The morning we were there local people were enjoying hospitality and the atmosphere was welcoming. It is worth a visit just for the architecture, some wonderful traditional structures are found with the shrine. It can be approached from the garden or the street but be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I was here with my mum during early March and there was an absolutely magnificent Hina Doll exhibition on in one of the parlours of the shrine. Can definitely recommend if you're in the area over Hina-matsuri time. Otherwise, the shrine itself is very much like most Japanese shrines. It's up on a hill (up the stairs from the Bikan... More 

Thank waffler_au
hong kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

traditional Japanese temple. not so crowded and well enough pretty but quite many mosquito. made all of us itchy. quick visit and quick run finally. ha

Thank iamface
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I got up early to beat the crowds in the Bikan Historic Quarter and decided to visit the shrine first, which was a god decision because the day got quite hot. The shrine was wonderful and so nice to stroll around. The shrine dates back to the 4th century AD and the Munakata deities for travel and trade are worshiped... More 

Thank Oyaji090
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

We loved our walk we went down the stairs and up the back way less stairs. Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around this peaceful area. Fantastic views!

Thank Sue P
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Just on one side of the Bikan area, this temple is easily accessed by walking up a few dozens of steps. Arriving at the top, the temple precincts include a rest area from where you can have a view over Kurashiki and the tiled roofs of its houses.

Thank Sophie C
Sidney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The shrine is on a hill behind the Bikan area of Kurashiki. The Shrine is reached by climbing a series of steps. Unlike many hilltop shrines, the steps are shallow and the climb was easily done even with a broken toe! The ancient shrine is currently under renovation so cannot be easily viewed, however the nearby temple grounds offer views... More 

Thank lanlubber2015
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

One of the best spots in the town, less touristy than the rest and great to walk and feel the spirit of the place.

Thank Thecatalanboss
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 May 2015

Because it is on a hill, the Achi shrine provides an elevated view of the city and surrounding area. However, there are much better shrines in Japan.

Thank dick_mary
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

While in Kurashiki we took the actually short, yet apparently dauntingly climb up to the Achi Shrine. It has several other shrines and temples at the summit, along with an excellent view of the Bikan historical quarter. In April the cherry trees were in full blossom and nicely decorated with festive lanterns. Bring a lunch to enjoy in the open... More 

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