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More commonly known as "Konpira-san" of Sanuki, Kotohira Shrine is famous for the long stone steps leading up to the shrine, with 785 steps to the main shrine and a total of 1368 steps to the inner shrine. The traditional buildings along the approach have been preserved and now house several souvenir shops and Sanuki Udon restaurants. In the shrine and along the steps, you can find Japan's important cultural assets and several historical buildings.
892-1 Kotohiracho, Nakatado, Kagawa
Main Shrine: January to February: 6:00 - 17:00 March to April, September to October: 6:00 - 17:30 May to August: 6:00 - 18:00 November to December: 6:00 - 17:00 Inner Shrine: 8:00 - 17:00
There is another path leading up to the shrine from the back where you can look down at the shrine covered in bright colors in spring and autumn.
20 minutes from JR Kotohira Station. 15 minutes from Kotoden-Kotohira Station on Takamatsu-Kotohira Railway.
30 minutes from Sakaide IC on Seto-Chuo Expressway.
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