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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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  • Visit to see the Myo-early in the morning. -From Sannomiya step without location and is conveniently located. Impressed by the Myo-in a solemn atmosphere large tea party is two seats has been enjoying the art of tea, let go. To invite you to events once in a while these events are also organized in a timely, rare get blankets.
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  • Is a shrine that atmosphere doesn't seem to be in the middle of the city. I think so many people went in the evening, visit the.
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  • In addition to the engagement, such as praying or 753, wedding, Gagaku and Noh are opened and can very easily. On the other hand, Ikuta forest are always filled with holiness. I feel the living God with nature, as well as Japan.
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  • Beautiful spot close to city centre . We were there late in cherry blossom season but still there were some lovely spring flowering blossoms both cherry blossoms and many others. Lovely water area behind shrine. It is free to visit shrine. There are some public seats at the rear so we ate our lunch in the shade under cherry blossom snow. There are public toilets to the left as you enter the shrine driveway. There is no entry inside the shrine. There are no fees.
  • A beautiful Shrine, it's actual an out doors one which for me is unique from other shrines I have been to. Their is also an amazing peace to an area right in the middle of city bussel. It comes with many smaller shrines a little forest walk, as well as a pond. You can also get two temple stamps here if you are collecting for a price of 300 yen per. When you get these stamps, you get a multi language pamphlet on the temple.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place to visit. A little woods surrounded by urban city that you can relax in a power spot. The shrine is mainly for finding love, being blessed with a good partner, or relationship, bonding and connecting two tightly. The fortune draw is unique that the letters on the blank paper appear when we put it on the water :) Also the construction of the shrine is worth of visually enjoying.
  • If you are lucky like me today, you would bum into traditional Japanese wedding ceremony. Good luck!!
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