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beautiful Buddhist temple

It is worth taking time to visit this shrine. There is parking [charged] and a reasonable walk... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2016
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Well worth the trip into the country

After disappointments with the castle and gardens, we opted to travel out of town to visit this... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2014
EAA-AV8R
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15 Apr 2017
“Fascinating Religious Fusion”
6 Apr 2016
“beautiful Buddhist temple”
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712 Takamatsuinari, Okayama 701-1331, Okayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Saijo Inari is one of the three main shrines in Japan dedicated to Inari, the god of crops and rice. However, it is also a Buddhist temple, and the juxtaposition is extremely fascinating for those interested in how religion was adapted in Japan. The modern...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

It is worth taking time to visit this shrine. There is parking [charged] and a reasonable walk through a shop lined alley to reach the shrine. Over the past 7 years, the shops have gradually closed down which is a shame but you can still...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2014

After disappointments with the castle and gardens, we opted to travel out of town to visit this shrine. It was a beautiful day with rich harvests in process and the temple and temple grounds were extremely interesting. A real slice of real Japan. highly recommended...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2012

there is a gigantic "torii". shirine it self is just okay but there is a long market street on the way to shrine and its very "japanese".

1  Thank pinopatrick
Reviewed 20 January 2012

HUGE place, revered by locals, lots of places to explore in the compound.

1  Thank Maneki-neko
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