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Kibitsu Shrine

931 Kibitsu, Okayama 701-1341, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-287-4111
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It's a long walk back!

This is a shrine well worth a visit, if you are staying in nearby Okayama. From platform 10, the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Barry C
Sleaford, United Kingdom
via mobile
A low-profile but unexpectedly attractive spot

This is one of the sightseeing spots related to the Momotaro legend. I feel comfortable in visiting... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Hong Kong, China
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931 Kibitsu, Okayama 701-1341, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-287-4111
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is a shrine well worth a visit, if you are staying in nearby Okayama. From platform 10, the local train takes about 20 minutes to reach Kibitsu station Turn left out of the station, turn right at the end of the road and follow...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is one of the sightseeing spots related to the Momotaro legend. I feel comfortable in visiting this place. In the 10 minutes' walk to this place, there were already two old men trying to help me out to find the way (actually I didn't...More

Thank gingerbrownie
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A must go if you are in the area. there is a long wooden corridors and a few traditional shrine buildings. There's also a traditional archery place next to the wooden corridor, you may see some students practicing archery there.

Thank fionayyy
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Really just a normal shrine. The long covered hallway was fun, as was the hydrangea-lined stairs, but the best was really the ambience and cycling through the rice fields rather than the shrine itself. Anyway, it's a good stop for fans of Momotaro and the...More

Thank AnecdotasdeJapon
Reviewed 11 October 2016

To Japanese, this may be a very sacred shrine. For tourists, it is just another shrine. It is easily accessible by the JR, and you will be getting off at one of the smallest stations you may have ever seen. You would then need to...More

Thank nammay
Reviewed 14 September 2016

One of my more favourite shrines in the local area. There's a lovely walkway that is absolutely stunning in spring. You can get omikuji, or the goshuin (calligraphy by a priest) of the temple. These are very fun to collect in a goshuincho, or temple...More

Thank Cornelia W
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Nearly giving up going there as someone told us there was nothing to see. Actually, it is a very unique temple and there are not many tourists.

Thank TWHK
Reviewed 1 June 2016

It was a steep set of steps to get up to the shrine. The shrine was relatively small with a fair bit of history. Nice grounds to wander around. Lovely timber work as usual. Covered walkway on the way down to the car park.

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Beautiful Shrine. Walked thru the grounds and marveled at the history and old monuments within the grounds

1  Thank hidekihara2015
Reviewed 5 January 2016

well its just another shrine for me, i was full of excitment to be going to see it and was slightly disappointed, the buildings are wondeful pieces of carpentry and workmanship to see, but something of an atmosphere was lacking compared to other shrines i...More

2  Thank Steven H
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