Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Shikoku / Kagawa Prefecture / Nakatado-gun / Kotohira-cho / Kotohira-gu
Climb the 785 steps to Kotohira-gu, an ancient Shinto worship spot and popular pilgrimage destination. The strenuous uphill ascent attracts many Shinto devotees, who come to pay their respects to the spirit that protects sailors and fishermen. On the way up you'll encounter a variety of stores selling local delicacies and souvenirs. From the main shrine, situated halfway up Mount Zouzu, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the lush green surroundings, or you can continue to ascend 500 more steps to the inner shrine. A visit to Kotohira-gu represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kotohira-cho tour builder site to plot your vacation.
石段を上る体力さえあれば、相当お勧めな神社です。せっかく行くなら、しっかり時間を取って奥社まで足を延ばすのがおすすめ。早朝なら空いていて、静かに参拝できますよ。 more »It is a fairly recommended shrine as long as you have the strength to climb the stone steps. If you're going with great pains, it's a good idea to take some time and go to Okusha. If it is early in the morning, it is empty, and you can visit quietly.
It's 785 steps to the Main Shrine with plenty of things to see on the way up. It's then another 583 steps to the Inner Shrine at the top where you can buys amulets not available anywhere else. It's a ... more »
Good place to hike n visit when travel 琴平，it is a must item and along those 1360 walking steps, lots of souvenir shops nearby. And you can have rest for ice cream, drinks. Please remember to bring along a wooden stick which ¥100 for supporting your hiking. Bring along one or 2 towels cos this hike keep crazily sweating. You may wanna bring 1 more t shirt for change. In the middle there are Shiseido cafe where is a very good restuarant to enjoy food. And high class lunch with reasonable price indeed.
Very much a must-see if you can get out there. The shrines are beautiful, the stairs are a bit steep but if you just take your time and enjoy each portion you'll be fine. Lots of mini shops on the way up, and terrific scenery all the way. Very fun in the New Year's season. Highly recommended.
Places to stay near Kotohira-gu
Plan your trip to Kotohira-cho
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Kotohira-cho
Hidden gems in Kotohira-cho
Historic Sites in Kotohira-cho
Nearby attractions in Kotohira-cho
Museums in Kotohira-cho
Plans to Kotohira-gu by other users
9 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Takamatsu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Kagawa Prefecture BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Shikoku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Okayama & Matsue BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium