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This is a popular shrine, commonly known as Konpira-san. There is an extremely long staircase, consisting of 1,368 steps. At the bottom, there are cafes, teahouses, souvenir shops, udon shops and many other in this lively area. You can rent a walking stick and go for a stroll, or take a ride in a ‘kago’ palanquin and enjoy the sights as you are carried around. When you have ascended the staircase to the mid-way point (785 steps), you will find the Hongu, the center of the shrine. There are many gods housed here, including the gods of agriculture, livestock, medicine and marine safety. 


Address 892-1 Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, 766-8501 Kagawa
Hours -
Closed Open all year round
Admission Fee Free
TEL +81-87-775-2121
FAX +81-87-775-2125
Parking (Cars)   No
(Buses) No
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Toilet Yes
Best Season Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

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This famous Japanese shrine is the focus of much reverence

‣ There are wonderful paintings on the ceiling of the Hongu, and on certain festival days you can see the priests and priestesses dancing in traditional clothes. 

‣ If you are looking for further blessings (good luck from the gods and the Buddha), ascend all the steps and proceed to the Izuma Jinja in the back. The view from 421 meters is magnificent.

An experience you won`t find anywhere else…

Price ¥800
Operation Hours (Apr - Sep) 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Oct - Mar) 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Access Information

Train ●Kotoden Kotohira Station
Approx. 60 minutes from Kotoden Takamatsu Station on the Kotohira Line.
Approx. 5 minutes from Kotoden Kotohira Station by car. 

●JR Kotohira Station
60 minutes from JR Takamatsu Station on the Tosan Line.
10 minute walk from JR Kotohira Station. 
Car ●Zentsuji IC
Approx. 15 minutes from Zentsuji IC by car.
Air ●Takamatsu Airport
Airport Limousine Bus available.
Approx. 45 minutes from Takamatsu Airport to JR Kotohira Station.
10 minute walk from JR Kotohira Station.