Kagawa Kotohira-gu Shrine

Referred to affectionately across the country as "Sanuki Konpira-san," this shrine receives around four million visitors annually. One of the highlights of the shrine is its long stone staircase, with 785 steps leading to the main shrine, and 1,368 steps leading to the rear shrine. Kotohira-gu Shrine has many historical sites and Important Cultural Properties, including some incredible artwork which is housed in the treasury. Try Kamiyo-ame, a type of candy sold at five different candy shops in Ame-ya, "Gonin Hyakuso." These candy shops are only allowed to operate in this specific precinct.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    892-1, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa
  • Hours
    06:00 - 18:00 (April - September) 06:00 - 17:00 (October - March)
  • Tel
  • Website
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