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Kotohira-gu Shrine金刀比羅宮


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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

Opening hours available 24 hours 24 [Apr.-Sep.] 6:00-18:00
[Oct.-Mar.] 6:00-17:00
[Prayer Hours of Operation] 9:00-16:30

Review of Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin

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Reviewed:2018/11/16 Do visit : best part of Kotohira temple area
Most visitors pass by this shrine, labouring upwards (or downwards). The other places are free, here you have to pay a (modest) entry fee. But oh so worth it. Stunning art by Maruyama Okyo. For me...
Reviewed:2018/12/01 開館は8時半
Reviewed:2018/08/19 襖絵の展示

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Kagawa Prefecture Nakatado-gun Kotohira-cho 892-1 [ map ]
Marugame / KotohiraArea
Opening hours available 24 hours 24 [Apr.-Sep.] 6:00-18:00
[Oct.-Mar.] 6:00-17:00
[Prayer Hours of Operation] 9:00-16:30
open everyday
Worship Free
Parking Lot
Not available (Municipal parking available in the town)
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Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Pet friendly

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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.

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