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Taikodani Inari Shrine

409 Ushiroda, Tsuwano-cho, Kanoashi-gun 699-5605, Shimane Prefecture
+81 856-72-0219
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Colourful and gaudy

Taikodani Inari Shrine has many features in common with the thousands of other shrines you'll be... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Vancouver, Canada
Walking up to the Shrine while passing through the many torii's

This is the fifth large Inari Shine in Japan and located in a charming old town Tsuwano. Hence, one... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Hong Kong
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409 Ushiroda, Tsuwano-cho, Kanoashi-gun 699-5605, Shimane Prefecture
+81 856-72-0219
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Taikodani Inari Shrine has many features in common with the thousands of other shrines you'll be visiting in Japan. Aside from the spiritual aspect, it is still worth a visit. It is more colourful and garishly decorated than many shrines, so it is visually appealing....More

Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is the fifth large Inari Shine in Japan and located in a charming old town Tsuwano. Hence, one must visit the Shrine when in Yamaguchi province. The many torii’s are charming and one can take lots of lovely photos since it is not jam-packed...More

Thank Apple_HK
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The tour groups park at the top and visit what is a newish complex of buildings, but the best bit is the walk up from town, which is a nice stroll along the river and then up the steps.

Thank SingBob
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The shrine is very beautiful and special, and the location a hill offers great views over Tsuwano and the valley. The highlight however (at least for me) is the walk up to the shrine, thrue 1000 orange Toris. Really beautiful and unique ! Go there...More

Thank nathalieyes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A serene shrine with some lovely views of the area. The walk up the hill through torii gates is well worth it if you are able to cope with the steps. Very pretty lit up at night as well with lanterns up the hillside.

Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The shrine is situated on top of a hill, and the climb up, although tiring, will reward you with views of the little town and is also where you can take the ropeway to the old castle. There were more locals than foreign visitors when...More

1  Thank Fareza16
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This small castle town which a dates back to at least 1325 as many things to see besides the Shrine. Tsuwano is famous for its some 65,000 colorful koi, which outnumbers the local population by tenfold. They can be spotted swimming in the waterways along...More

1  Thank 44dave56
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Lots of Japanese tourists come to the Taikondoni-Inari-jinja temple, walking up the 1000 Torii walkway, actually made up of 1000 wooden Torii. These Torii line the path up the hill to the shrine, tho you can drive on the road up to the shrine as...More

1  Thank Kip F
Reviewed 3 April 2016

A wet morning with mist rolling down the hills did not spoil our enjoyment of this shrine one bit. It is possible to drive to the shrine from Tsuwano main street in 5 minutes, don't! If you are able take the zig-zag path with its...More

1  Thank paul6111
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

After visiting Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, I was headed south to visit with family. I decided to take a trip to Tsuwano to visit this shrine, another Inari Shrine known throughout Japan. What a big surprise! Fushimi Inari is nice and was made notorious because...More

1  Thank Rick28200
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