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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.


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

phone 0877752121

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

Review of Kotohira-gu Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/20 Beautiful temple
I went during momiji (red leaves) time so it was very beautiful. Some said its very hard to walk up, but because there are areas for stops throughout I didnt find it bad
Reviewed:2019/11/21 Lots to see but lots of steps
Its 785 steps to the Main Shrine with plenty of things to see on the way up. Its then another 583 steps to the Inner Shrine at the top where you can buys amulets not available anywhere else. Its a...
Reviewed:2019/10/18 Plenty of steps
We started out early to beat the tour groups which was a good call. Plenty of steps but take your time as the views of the surrounding countryside are superb. Various places to stop an rest as well...

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Kagawa Prefecture Nakatado-gun Kotohira-cho 892-1 [map]
Marugame / KotohiraArea
[Worship] 6:00-18:00
[Prayer Hours of Operation] 9:00-15:30
open everyday
[Worship fee] Free
Parking Lot
Not available (Municipal parking lot available in town)
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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

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Kagawa Areas


          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.