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Spectacular, but a lot of people!

This might be a bit quieter during the week (we went on a Saturday). We had a hire car but there... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
LorrainePAustralia
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Queensland, Australia
perfect contrast along red torii gateway, blue ocean and green trees

Fortunately it was a sunny day when I visited Moro-no-sumi inari shrine with my wife in the end of... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
AkiraK281
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Kobe, Japan
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

This might be a bit quieter during the week (we went on a Saturday). We had a hire car but there are many tour buses available. The road to the Shrine is very narrow in parts! There is no entry fee and the parking wasn't...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Don’t go. This is a vulgar imitation of FushimiInari shrine in Kyoto without any culture, spirituality or history. Simply concreted some paths slapped up a mass of Torii gates and thought that would convert into instant Japanese culture. The view could be potentially great but...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Fortunately it was a sunny day when I visited Moro-no-sumi inari shrine with my wife in the end of April 2018. So the 123 torii gateways were pretty bright which were backed up with the clear blue ocean and fresh green trees. It surely deserves...More

Thank AkiraK281
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I took a three-day car trip from Tokyo just to see this shrine, and I would do it again. Absolutely amazing--there is no where that compares in Kyoto or anywhere else. Loved the atmosphere, loved the view, loved everything about it. Made the mistake of...More

1  Thank Sarahuhuhu
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Worth seeing if in the area, but not worth going especially to see. The location is attractive but the toriis are far from impressive. If the sea is rough there is a sort of 'geyser' which erupts between some rocks on the shore, but the...More

1  Thank MichaelJamesTansey
Reviewed 21 August 2017

To travel all the way to the Yamaguchi province was for one only reason, the Motonosumi Inari Shrine because I have seen all the lovely photos on internet. It just happened that I went there on a Saturday so the traffic was really bad since...More

1  Thank Apple_HK
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Not an easy place to get to, and it was quite far from where I live, but we have a car in Japan, I do not know how else you would get here for a low price, but I did see some buses dropping off...More

1  Thank zacharysmithr
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I went on a Sunday. Traffic was bad going down to the shrine as the road was packed with local tourist in their cars. It was fine by me because I cycled. Yes I did and it is possible, and I lived to tell the...More

Thank Muka_85
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This shrine is very unique and I must see for anybody visiting the Yamaguchi area. It is quite difficult to get to but hopefully this will change if it becomes more popular (at the moment it is fairly unknown and there were next to no...More

3  Thank Chloe L
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

It was not very well known before but everything changed in 2015 when it was selected one of the 31 most beautiful scene in Japan by CNN. It did not disappoint. It really was a pleasant view. It was just like a painting, a natural...More

1  Thank hugomember
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Hi. I'm sorry to answer your question late. Did you already visit the shrine? To go to the shrine, it's difficult to go there by bus. So riding a taxi from your hotel is the best way. There is a taxi company called Sanden... More
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