Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa(Part.1)

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It is a course of [OVER 3 hours] to visit the main shrine and Okusha of Kompira-gu Shrine.
【First part】 will share the way to Konomiya of Kompira-gu Shrine.




1.From Takamatsu Station To Kotohira-gu Shrine! 【Kotoden or JR】Which one is recommended?

2.From JR Kotohira station to the shrine road

3.On hot days, I recommend visiting in the morning not in the afternoon

4.Through the Daimon to the area of God

5.Arrive at the main shrine of Kompira-gu Shrine

6.MAP


1.From Takamatsu Station To Kotohira-gu Shrine! 【Kotoden or JR】Which one is recommended?

From Takamatsu station to Kompira-gu Shrine you can come not only by JR(Train) but also by Koden(Train) .
I asked the time required from Takamatsu station, charge for Mt.Google.

▼ JR Takamatsu Station – JR Kotohira Station
Express : 49 minutes (with transfer) 1,920 yen
Local: 59 minutes (no transfer) 850 yen

▼ Takamatsu-chiku-ko Station – Kotoden Kotohira Station
62 minutes (no transfer) 620 yen
※June 2017

Kotoden Kotohira Station is closer to Kompira-gu Shrine
It is about 5 minutes on foot…
If you go to Kompira-gu Shrine from Takamatsu station, I recommend Kotoden.

2.From JR Kotohira station to the shrine road

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
“JR Kotohira Station” was renewed in the spring of 2017.
There are a lot of coin lockers.
Leave heavy luggage and climb the entrance (stairs) of KKompira-gu Shrine easily.

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
It seems that the station building reproduced Kotohira station of the Taisho era.

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
If you proceed straight ahead in front of the station, “Kotoden Kotohira Station” will be on your right.

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
At the end of the road turn left and follow the directional information turn right to become “Monzan-Town”.

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
From here to main shrine, climb 【785】stone steps.

3.On hot days, I recommend visiting in the morning not in the afternoon

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
Basically You walk to the main shrine in the west – southwest direction.
When You worship in the afternoon, You are going to climb while receiving direct sunlight from the front.
Summer in Japan is humid and hot.
It might be better for you to visit in the morning.

4.Through the Daimon to the area of God

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
I reached “Daimon”.
It took 22 minutes from JR Kotohira station.

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
Candy seller called “Gonin-hyakusyou(five farmers)”.

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
This area is called “Sakura no Baba”, a flat road will follow.
“Lantern” on the left side of Omotesando, “Stone monument” on the right side are dedicated.
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in the spring.
It is good to visit at that time.

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
There are attractions such as “God Ma,” “Takahashi Yuichi-kan(art gallery)” and “Shoin” in the vicinity.

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
“Asahi-sha” is supposed to be returning after main shrine visited.
Sculpture is brilliant.

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa

5.Arrive at the main shrine of Kompira-gu Shrine

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
The first target “main shrine” is visible in the back of this staircase.

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
I arrived at the main shrine.

1 hour 15 minutes from JR Kotohira station
50 minutes from this first stairway of Konpira
I came to the main shrine of Konpira (Kompira-gu Shrine).

Visit the main shrine + Okusha of Konpira-san (Kotohira-gu Shrine) [over 3 hours]Kagawa
You can see Sanuki Fuji (Iino Mountain) from the observatory.

6.MAP

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