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Achi-jinja Shrine阿智神社


This shrine stands atop a small hill in a corner of the Bikan Historical Quarter. The land is connected with the family of Achi no Omi, who came to Japan from the Korean Peninsula during the time of Emperor Ojin and helped develop Kibi Province, the predecessor to modern-day Okayama, with new technologies. The shrine grounds are home to the largest Akebono wisteria tree in the country; the best time to visit is when the tree is in bloom, from the end of April through May. The shrine sells Achi no Fujimori charms which contain wisteria seeds and are said to bring long life and good health.

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place Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Honmachi 12-1
phone 0864254898

Review of Achi Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/11/09 Easy to do, glad to have been there
We avoided the 200 steps on the South side and walked a gentle path up from the Kurashiki station side. Clearly not a memorial but a living shrine in use. Buildings are many, the views pretty good...
Reviewed:2018/10/11 Nice place
You will have to climb some stairs to get to this shrine, but it is certainly worth it. The complex has some nice altars and since it is high on the hill, you have a nice overview over the city...
Reviewed:2018/05/12 Nice place to visit
Achi shrine is quite small shrine close to the Bikan Historical Quarter. We really liked it because of lots of Darumas. It's the highest point in Kurashiki with a very nice view.



Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Honmachi 12-1 [map]



[Hours of Operation]8:00-17:00
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Okayama Main Areas


Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan's Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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