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Ikuta Shrine

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Sannomiya / Motomachi, Kobe 650-0011, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice location near the Nishinomiya station. The shrine is small but looks very nice..worth while a small detour

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank seven39
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sharon H
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ranjit M
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Emma D
Derby, United Kingdom
Detailed Itinerary up for critique! (5 Replies)
Hi all, my partner and I are travelling from the UK to JApan for the first time in October. We are lucky to have 15 full days. Below is our itinerary. Please rip it apart, say which bits need a total rethink, etc. We will be getting a 14 day JR pass and travelling in October. Many thanks. Day 1: Flight day Day 2: 7:15am Land at Haneda Airport Swap voucher for 14 day JR Pass with activation for tomorrow. Monorail and train to Akihabara - hotel is nearby so store luggage here until...More
April 26, 2017|
Response fromEmma D|
Thanks for that response. We will definitely check out Okayama. I'm just very wary of "squeezing" in too much. I am very analytical about itineraries and have already drawn up daily plans complete with pictures, budgets and train times complete with the service and platform. Possible a tad too much...?!! My partner says I need to leave some time for spontaneity and just chilling. I hope this itinerary allows that!
Anx H
Savannah, Georgia
10 days in Osaka, need some help with Itinerary (7 Replies)
Hello Everyone, I'll be soloing travel on this one here and will bring my walking shoes with me, so I'm trying to see as much as I can. Can someone take a look at my itinerary and let me know if it possible to do it all on the date that I schedule? Also, because I plan to visit a lot of place and do a day trips to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe it there a special rail pass I should buy? or just pay as I go? Day 1- Monday- Osaka- Arrive in the afternoon. I will be base in Namba. 1. Night Market...More
August 03, 2016|
Response fromAnx H|
Forgot to mention, if there are attractions that you think I really need to visit that it not are on my list or attractions that are on my list, but are not worth visiting then please let me know. Thanks
new york
New Years Day in Kobe (8 Replies)
Hi All, Will the tourist bus be running on New Year's day? Where do I buy the pass for this bus? At the Sannomiya Station? Also, where is Ikuta Shrine in relation to Sannomiya Station and how early should I get there in the morning? Being tourists and since it's our first time to Kobe, we want to see as much as possible. We have lunch reservations at Mouriya Sannomiya at 1:15 p.m. Where places can we see before lunch? We would like to see Ikuta Shrine (a must), the Earthquake Museum,...More
December 06, 2014|
Response fromzebralb|
Thanks, Yobeekool! And thanks for the maps. That helps a lot.