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Address: 712 Takamatsuinari, Okayama 701-1331, Okayama Prefecture
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beautiful Buddhist temple

It is worth taking time to visit this shrine. There is parking [charged] and a reasonable walk through a shop lined alley to reach the shrine. Over the past 7 years, the shops... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2016
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Takamatsu, Japan
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Saijo Inari is one of the three main shrines in Japan dedicated to Inari, the god of crops and rice. However, it is also a Buddhist temple, and the juxtaposition is extremely fascinating for those interested in how religion was adapted in Japan. The modern Indian-style gate includes both Shinto kitsune foxes and Buddhist guardian figures, and the grounds contain... More 

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CHESHIRE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

It is worth taking time to visit this shrine. There is parking [charged] and a reasonable walk through a shop lined alley to reach the shrine. Over the past 7 years, the shops have gradually closed down which is a shame but you can still get souvenirs. The entrance to the shrine is flanked by 2 golden gods and 2... More 

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Florida
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149 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

After disappointments with the castle and gardens, we opted to travel out of town to visit this shrine. It was a beautiful day with rich harvests in process and the temple and temple grounds were extremely interesting. A real slice of real Japan. highly recommended if you have the time. An easy train ride and nice 2km walk or bike... More 

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Okayama, Japan
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65 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2012

there is a gigantic "torii". shirine it self is just okay but there is a long market street on the way to shrine and its very "japanese".

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Kurashiki, Japan
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92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

HUGE place, revered by locals, lots of places to explore in the compound.

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