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Kotohira-gu Shrine (金刀比羅宮)

Kotohira-gu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located halfway up Mt. Zozu (which is 521 meters high) in Kotohira Town; it is commonly known as Konpira-san. There are a number of legends concerning the origins of the shrine, all of which suggest a mixture of Shinto and Buddhist influences. Besides the principal kami (deity) of the shrine, O-mono-nushi-no-kami, the spirit of the Sutoku Emperor is also worshipped there. O-mono-nushi-no-mikoto is worshipped as the guardian deity of seafarers. Besides the Homotsu-kan (Treasure Hall) and the Omote Sho-in hall, there are many other fascinating things to see, including the Takahashi Yuichi Hall, where oil paintings by the renowned artist Takahashi Yuichi are on display.

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Kagawa Prefecture Nakatado-gun Kotohira-cho 892-1 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

phone 0877752121
place

[Worship] 6:00-18:00
[Prayer Hours of Operation] 9:00-15:30

Review of Kotohira-gu Shrine Asahi no Yashiro

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/27 立派
金刀比羅宮の御本宮の手前にありました。この旭社もかなり立派な建築物で、本宮と間違えそうになりました。ここまでくると本宮までもあと少しでした。朝早くに行ったのでそれほど人も多くなくて、静かな雰囲気を楽しめました。
Reviewed:2020/02/27 森の石松が
金刀比羅宮の本宮の一歩手前にある「旭社」です。
石段628段目になります。
森の石松が、旭社を本堂と見誤って帰ってしまったという逸話があります。(史実かどうかは、はっきりしないらしいですが。)それくらい、本宮のような立派な建物です。
Reviewed:2020/01/29 巨大、スケールの大きい社殿
階段をひたすら登ってきて、ご本堂の手前にあり社殿です。
スケールの大きな社殿で、本宮よりも立派な建物でした。
「森の石松」はこの旭社とご本宮を勘違いして、ここでUターンしてしまったとか。
休憩するためのベンチもあるので、本宮に行くまでここで一息するものいいです。

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Address
Kagawa Prefecture Nakatado-gun Kotohira-cho 892-1 [map]
Area
Marugame / KotohiraArea
Phone
0877752121
Hours
[Worship] 6:00-18:00
[Prayer Hours of Operation] 9:00-15:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Worship fee] Free
Parking Lot
Not available (Municipal parking lot available in town)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone’s throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa’s prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country’s best gardens.