This shrine is known familiarly as ‘Konpira-san’. From ancient times, it’s been the guardian deity of sailors, and it’s visited by believers from all over Japan. Located at an elevation of 538 m on the side of Mt. Zōzu, the approach to the main shrine goes up 785 stone steps, while there are 1,368 to the top shrine. The path is lined with souvenir shops, restaurants and cafés. The expansive shrine compound has various buildings registered as important national cultural properties, and the Treasure House displays artworks and cultural properties. You can also enjoy the changing of the seasons with the cherry blossoms, azaleas and autumn leaves.
|Address||892-1 Kotohira-chō, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa|
|Open time||Treasure House and Sampoin 8:30 to 17:00 (Last entry 16:00)|
|Fee||Visits are free of charge|