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Ikuta Shrine, Kobe

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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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  • Even though this temple is just off the busy roads of Kobe this is probably the most peaceful Japanese temple that I have been to and there doesn't seem to be many people around. Definitely worth a vi...  more »
  • At the shrine, McEntire like wedding ceremony when the earthquake fell Pechan and roof of the main hall. However, important shrine to pray at the shrine and 753 in Kobe who is now completely restored.
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  • Japanese temples are always interesting and neat. This one is a quite haven at the heart of the Kobe city center. Take some picture. Rest on the bench. And feel the silence.  more »
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  • I stayed at a hotel near this shrine so found it by accident. I was attracted by the large orange gates at first and saw the beautiful temple and it was a sunny afternoon which made the temple really glow. Now, I honestly don’t know what this shrine represents, I suppose you can google it. But there’s a large painting of a dog with a lot of puppies. I also saw a lot of Japanese couples with their kids all dressed up in traditional clothing. So maybe it’s a temple dedicated to family health. That’s just my interpretation and if I’m wrong I’ll surrender my google local guide badge. If you’re in Kobe for a short time I recommend coming to a temple like Ikuta Jinja (any shrine in Japan as a matter of fact)and just take in the surrounding temple atmosphere. You’ll feel all that you’d expect to experience in wonderful Japan.
  • Such a beautiful place to visit. I happened upon a Japanese baptism ceremony, which was lucky because it was over very quickly. The rest of the area is extremely peaceful and awe inspiring. It's one of those places you can just sit and relax in, and not feel rushed by the rest of life. Highly recommended for everyone!
  • I had a deep spiritual experience here. I will return again and again. Will never forget it. My 5-yen coins are waiting.
  • A shrine with a row of torii (gates) and a beautiful garden/forest
  • Admission fee not required. One of the oldest shrine in Japan. Recommended to go on 15th July.

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