Kotohira-gu Shrine

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
[Worship] 6:00-18:00 [Prayer Reception hours] 9:00-16:30
open everyday
[Worship fee] Free
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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


  • Beautiful temple
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.12.20
    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
  • Lots to see but lots of steps
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.11.21
    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...
  • Plenty of steps
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.10.18
    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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