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Ikuta Shrine, Kobe

(3.9/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ikuta Shrine by using our Kobe family vacation planner.
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  • What is the shrine has a very old history. From Sannomiya is a 5-minute walk from the city center. [Kobe (kannbe): names of places in Kobe that houses the shrine of the God's care "Recognizing God's House (House) from the kannagi baby Kobe that legend has it that. It's also visits to the Ikuta shrine, turned out to be. You know who it is "God of marriage" with God winning (examination) a famous shrine.
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  • Brabra walked in and discovered by accident. Not worth going all the way, but by the way, if you should not take more than 3 min. Praying is fine. He should have seen. Sannan seems.
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  • I came out shopping suddenly appears red Torii gate. Pretty visitors even on weekdays. There were a lot of foreigners. For a friend purchased talisman for success in romance. So far passed the amulet "meaning joke is this? "And I have heard. So close to Sannomiya Station, stroll around the shops.
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  • Beautiful shrine in central Kobe. A short walk from JR/Hanshin/Hankyu Sannomiya stations, this is a must see stop for visitors. A small shrine compared to others, but very important and famous in Kobe. Destroyed in the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, it has been restored to original splendor.
  • Beautiful shrine in the heart of the city. We read in a previous review that there's a shortcut to the Kobe mosque through this shrine so we tried it, and yes it was. We also love the cleanliness and decent exterior of the shrine!
  • Clean and beautiful shrine...this can be shortcut to the Masjid Kobe.
  • It looks pretty nice but they turn the place into a car park at nights.
  • One of the most beautiful Shinto shrines in Kobe.