Kotohira-gu, located in Kotohira-cho, Kagawa Prefecture, is sacred to Omononushi-no-Kami and Emperor Sutoku. While the date of its establishment is not known, the shrine is known to have been the object of veneration from early times. The guardian deity for navigation and fishing, as well as the headquarters of many branch shrines, Kotohira-gu is known affectionately across the country as "Konpira-san." The Juichimen-Kannon (an eleven-faced statue of a standing goddess of mercy) has been designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government.
Address: 892-1, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts
Omote-Shoin: 800 yen
Homotsu-Kan(Treasury Hall):800 yen
[Walk]JR Kotohira Stn./20-min. walk