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Ikuta Shrine

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Sannomiya / Motomachi, Kobe 650-0011, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Just around the corner from Sannomiya Station, you will find the beautiful Ikuta Shinto Shrine. Very different from Buddhist shrines, Shinto shrines are much simpler and more open, but very colorful—mainly red, orange, and black. This one is no exception. Everything is open to the...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

It stands out in Kobe with a whole street names after it "Ikuta Dori". For all those visiting Kobe, I recommend taking sometime off to visit Ikuta Shrine.

Thank Vialey L
Reviewed July 4, 2018

The shrine was across the street from our hotel which made it convenient for us to pop in at different times of the day. For such a small shrine, there was quite a bit to see. On Sunday morning, we watched as young adults (mostly...More

Thank Dushi-NY
Reviewed June 11, 2018

We found this place by accident, looking for our hotel, but it was quiet and relaxing, there were not so many people there when we walked around.

Thank les f
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

The shrine was very easy to access and while its in the city its very relaxed and peaceful. It closes early so look at the opening times first.

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Ikuta Shrine is one of the oldest in Japan it is said, probably at least 1,500 years old. However most of the buildings are fairly modern-looking. Japanese shrines are rebuilt periodically so don't expect to see ancient buildings. It is quiet early on and only...More

Thank russellw170
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

A nice shrine hidden among the busy Commercial district of Kobe, it is not too big, with a forest garden that used to be part of actual battle ground during the Shogun Era.

Thank semanticvision
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Ikuta Shrine is connected to the founding of Kobe. The shrine’s goddess is Wakahiru-me-no-Mikoto, the goddess of giving birth to all that is young, dewy and vital. There are nice souvenirs and talismans that can be bought from the counters serviced by Makos (shrine maidens)....More

Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Worth a visit, it is free and you can go right in. The Shrine is beautifully designed and captures the Japanese ethos.

Thank Ranjit M
Reviewed April 6, 2018

This temple is large and right in the centre of Kobe. It was quite busy when we were there. Colourful, with lots of detail. We enjoyed visiting this temple.

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