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Kotohira-cho

3.1
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Theaters
Known only for being the home of the Kompirasan Shrine Complex, the tiny town of Kotohira-cho remains a popular day trip destination from larger nearby cities. Any trip to Kotohira-cho must include a tour of the shrine, famously perched on top of a steep hill, requiring a long climb. Other things to do in Kotohira-cho are scarce, but nevertheless include a couple of museums, seeing a performance in a traditional "kabuki" theater, or taking a dip in the "onsen" bathhouse. While in town, don't forget to sample the Sanuki noodles, wheat udon with a local twist. Use our Japan vacation planner to arrange your visit to Kotohira-cho and any other destinations in Japan that take your fancy.
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Popular things to do in Kotohira-cho

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Kotohira-gu ©
Historic Site
Kotohira-gu
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Kotohiragu shrine office ©
Landmark
Kotohiragu shrine office
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
Kompira Shrine Omotesando
Landmark
Kompira Shrine Omotesando
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kinryonosato ©
Brewery
Kinryonosato
3.8
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Kotohira-cho

Marugame Castle ©
Castle
Marugame Castle Marugame
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Bridge
Iya Kazura Bridge Miyoshi
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Okunoshima Island ©
Island
Okunoshima Island Takehara
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Oboke Koboke ©
Water Body
Oboke Koboke Miyoshi
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Kotohira-cho

Izutama Shrine ©
Historic Site
Izutama Shrine
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Kotohira Municipal Historic Museum
History Museum
Kotohira Municipal Historic Museum
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Sayabashi Bridge ©
Bridge
Sayabashi Bridge
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Kotohira-gu Shrine Asahi no Yashiro
Architectural Building
Kotohira-gu Shrine Asahi no Yashiro
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Kotohira-cho

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Takatoro
Historic Site
Takatoro
2.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Shiramine Shrine ©
Religious Site
Shiramine Shrine
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Dainen-ji Temple
Religious Site
Dainen-ji Temple
1.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Sugawara Shirine
Religious Site
Sugawara Shirine
1.0
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Kotohira-cho

Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin ©
Specialty Museum
Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Takahashi Yuichi House
Specialty Museum
Takahashi Yuichi House
2.5
Duration: 1 hour
Kompiragu Treasure House
Specialty Museum
Kompiragu Treasure House
1.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Childrens Museums in Kotohira-cho

Umi no Kagakukan
Science Museum
Umi no Kagakukan
2.4
Duration: 1 hour

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