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Kotohiragu Shrine金刀比羅宮


Locally known as “Konpira-san,” this Shinto shrine is located in Kotohira Town, Nakatado County, Kagawa Prefecture. The shrine is a popular destination for cherry blossom viewing, and some 3,500 cherry trees, mainly Yoshino cherries, bloom on the shrine’s grounds in spring. Particularly noteworthy is the Sakura-no-baba, an avenue extending for approximately 150 meters from the shrine’s large main front gate. When the cherry trees are in full bloom, they create an arch of blossoms overhead, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a truly stunning scene. The shrine’s Cherry Blossom Festival is held each year on April 10, and visitors can watch a procession of shrine maidens and Shinto priests decorated with cherry blossoms. The main shrine is open to visitors from 6:00 to 17:00 (until 18:00 April to September), while the rear shrine is open from 8:30 to 17:00. Toilets and nearby parking available.


Kagawa Prefecture Nakadata-gun Kotohira Town 892-1

phone 0877752121

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Kagawa Prefecture Nakadata-gun Kotohira Town 892-1 [map]



Flowering state of cherry blossoms
the end
Cherry blossom forecast
Late Mar.-Early Apr.
open everyday
Parking Lot
Neighborhood town Charge parking lot Available
Public toilets
Not available
Number of trees

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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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