Steep climb up steps to get there in the very hot weather of August. No view from the top worth talking about despite what the reviewers say.
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For those coming to pray or just to look this shrine is a tranquil place. The morning we were there local people were enjoying hospitality and the atmosphere was welcoming. It is worth a visit just for the architecture, some wonderful traditional structures are found...More
I was here with my mum during early March and there was an absolutely magnificent Hina Doll exhibition on in one of the parlours of the shrine. Can definitely recommend if you're in the area over Hina-matsuri time. Otherwise, the shrine itself is very much...More
traditional Japanese temple. not so crowded and well enough pretty but quite many mosquito. made all of us itchy. quick visit and quick run finally. ha
I got up early to beat the crowds in the Bikan Historic Quarter and decided to visit the shrine first, which was a god decision because the day got quite hot. The shrine was wonderful and so nice to stroll around. The shrine dates back...More
We loved our walk we went down the stairs and up the back way less stairs. Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around this peaceful area. Fantastic views!
Just on one side of the Bikan area, this temple is easily accessed by walking up a few dozens of steps. Arriving at the top, the temple precincts include a rest area from where you can have a view over Kurashiki and the tiled roofs...More
The shrine is on a hill behind the Bikan area of Kurashiki. The Shrine is reached by climbing a series of steps. Unlike many hilltop shrines, the steps are shallow and the climb was easily done even with a broken toe! The ancient shrine is...More
Because it is on a hill, the Achi shrine provides an elevated view of the city and surrounding area. However, there are much better shrines in Japan.