Konpira-san, Kagawa

A shinto shrine up a very scenic mountain in Shikoku

By Ben Beechey    - 1 min read

Konpira-san is a Shinto shrine that dates back to the 1st century, in the town of Kotohira in Kagawa, Shikoku. It stands at over 500m above sea level, halfway up Mount Zozu. To reach the shrine you have to climb a long path, which comprises of over 1,300 steps. On the way to the top there is a sake museum, various shops selling souvenirs, and there are lots of stones in which the names of donators to the shrine are carved in Japanese. Once you reach the top there are places to rest and eat. The views from the top are great too.

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Ben Beechey

Ben Beechey @ben.beechey

I moved to Japan in late 2007 and lived in the beautiful mountainous setting of Nagano-ken for two very fun years. Although the scenery in Nagano was stunning and the snowboarding conditions second to none, I decided to try life in the fast lane and moved to Tokyo in 2009. I have been in Tokyo since, and am currently based in Nakano-ku. Living in Tokyo fascinates me on a daily basis, there are so many interesting people to meet, places to discover and adventures to be had. My passion is photography, both analogue and digital and I also enjoy snowboarding, cycling and traveling in my spare time. If you'd like to see some of my photographic work, feel free to check it out at: www.benbeechphoto.com Thanks for stopping by today!