The roads leading up to the shrine and the bottom area at the lower parts of the steps are all shops selling everything you would think. Shirts, funny looking straw hats, key chains, swords, paintings, etc.
Of course, anybody who has been reading this blog knows they don't have temples and shrines without a lot of... stairs.
And more stairs
So, having reached the top, we headed back down the 1,368 steps. It is a lot of steps, but well worth the journey for any who want to try.