Kotohira-gu Shrine, Kotohira-cho

Climb the 785 steps to Kotohira-gu Shrine, 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 Shrine represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kotohira-cho tour builder site to plot your vacation.
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  • It was crowded. Chinese was sometimes heard, too. It was muggy at the foot of the hill, but as i climbed, the temperature dropped and i felt good in the green. The atmosphere is calm, including the shops on the approach.
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  • I went to Batu Cave this year, but it's not a comparison. I've had muscle pain for about three or four days since I came back. I climbed the mountain with the intention of being hungry, but I should have prepared a little more and challenged it.
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  • It’s easy to climb, or your might treat yourself a parfait and start climbing from 樁神。 Interesting place to visit.
  • Cool shrine where you can buy charms, quite alot of stairs to hike to reach. It's about a 5-10 walk from the cafe
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