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Kibitsu Shrine, Okayama

#2 of 60 in Historic Sites in Okayama
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Architecture enthusiasts will not want to miss Kibitsu Shrine, the sole example of Kibitsu-Zukuri style architecture. Observe the structure's unique gabled roof, huge wooden pillars, and ornate metal fixings. Take a walk along the 400 m (1,312 ft) covered corridor that traverses the grounds. Don't miss the cedar tree in the serene gardens, reputedly 1,000 years old. Take a look at our Okayama trip planner to schedule your visit to Kibitsu Shrine and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I visited the Kibitsu Shrine on my way to Okayama and was very impressed by this shrine. The shrine was massive and beautiful. There are huge parking lots that are free here. After parking I...  more »
  • When I arrive there during winter, it's very cold. It is a quiet place. You can take many photos with different scenes. You can go there by bicycle.  more »
  • Nice temple complex in a rural area. Not the most exciting place in Japan but more authentic than the bigger tourist destinations.
  • Good place to take a break on the Kibiji Cycle Trail. It’s a series of shrines and temples with beautiful timber walkways that link them together. Quiet and peaceful as the grounds are quite extensive. There is also a small series of shops at the base of the steps to the temple where you can get drinks and snacks.

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