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Ikuta Shrine, Chuo

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Dedicated to the Shinto goddess Wakahirume, Ikuta Shrine stands as one of the oldest structures of its kind in the country. Thought to have its origins in the 3rd century, the shrine has survived the destruction of Japan's medieval-era civil wars and World War II. The classic architecture of swooped roofs, wooden pillars, and stone statues is accented by a red-and-gold color scheme. Enjoy some time outdoors by wandering the grounds and discovering the duck pond and pathways around the shrine. For Ikuta Shrine and beyond, use our Kobe itinerary maker tool to get the most from your Kobe vacation.
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  • It may be because I visited during the holidays, but it was full of tourists from Japan and abroad, and it was not a feeling that I could visit slowly. However, I think that it was good to visit the shrine itself very beautifully. If you want to enjoy the solemn atmosphere, it may be a good idea to visit early in the morning.
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  • After passing through the large torii gate, behind the shrine I visited, there is a forest called Ikuta no Mori, and there are quite a few huge trees there. It's been around here, hasn't it? I think it's been at least 500 years. I'm sure you've experienced some earthquakes with people and towns. I feel like I could feel such a breath by touching the base of the tree and the trunk.
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  • I put a lot of effort into my back because of the traditional shrine, but in the precincts, rabbits and bears danced to light music. I was very surprised though it seemed to be because it was the time of Shichigosan. Is this normal in this area? There were a lot of people, but there were a lot of shrine maidens, and it was possible to visit smoothly.
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  • This is my first visit to this shrine. It is just beside the Kobe sannomiya station. It is centered between the busiest street. Once you entered inside the premises it gives a calmness, pleasant and I was so admired their worship pattern. They have blocked the way to go near to the idol. But, still we could see it. It's different experience.
  • It's one of the most quite places in Kobe. If you wanna meditate yourself, you should stop by the shrine. In search of peace of mind, you'd literally start liking the place. Feel the vibe
  • Small but v peaceful and clean... the water is v crisp and tasty so have a go after visiting the place to complete the shrine visit
  • Possibly one of the oldest shrines in Japan. It’s right in the middle of the hustle of Kobe city. It’s a green peaceful oasis in the bustling port city. It used to be much larger, before Kobe city was built around it. It still has part of the old forest on the grounds, with a huge old camphor tree. In ancient times, the shrine has survived battles, and in more recent history, has survived the bombings of Kobe during World War Two, and the 1995 Kobe earthquake. I visited during the week of the 七五三 festival for children. Many parents bringing their kids to the shrine.
  • Calm, peaceful, and beautiful temple, a great place to rest your feet after a long walk, entrance is free!
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