Kibitsu Shrine, Okayama

4.3
Architecture enthusiasts will not want to miss Kibitsu Shrine, the sole example of Kibitsu-Zukuri style architecture. Observe the structure's unique gabled roof, huge wooden pillars, and ornate metal fixings. Take a walk along the 400 m (1,312 ft) covered corridor that traverses the grounds. Don't miss the cedar tree in the serene gardens, reputedly 1,000 years old. Take a look at our Okayama trip planner to schedule your visit to Kibitsu Shrine and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Detailed evaluation 4.1 I got up early because it was open from 5:00 in the early morning. Parking is free of charge. In addition to the corridor, there are stairs with hydrangea and high ground with a good view. I took a picture of Pasha Pasha in the corridor where no one was there. The shrine of ichi in the morning is pleasant.
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  • Kibitsu Shrine is located on a mountain side and is about four train stops from Okayama train station on the Momotaro Line. The walk from the Kibitsu train station is about 15-20 minutes. The shrine i...  more »
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  • Nice temple complex in a rural area. Not the most exciting place in Japan but more authentic than the bigger tourist destinations.
  • Good place to take a break on the Kibiji Cycle Trail. It’s a series of shrines and temples with beautiful timber walkways that link them together. Quiet and peaceful as the grounds are quite extensive. There is also a small series of shops at the base of the steps to the temple where you can get drinks and snacks.
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