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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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  • Is one of 4 new shrine (the other three places; Nagata shrine, shrine, Nishinomiya shrine). In the 4 shrines [gate] of 14 precincts in fun (interestingness) were attracted by the eye at a number in [Ebisu shrine. Is no point guardian (however earthenware guardian can watch or "shrine") and in ceramic, sculptures of the 蟇股 "frog" is so unique or (attached photo refer). Or here from the [shrine] is because it has become a modern design compared to other shrines [Nagata shrine] [shrine] Fox Fox 0/2016 (2016) renovated in April, the Red Torii gate has increased from 11 in 22 previous impression that unlike so the God of Ebisu shrine Recommended can be visited together with (Inari Shrine of 蟇股 sculptures are Fox, see attached photo). [Inari Shrine after the renovation would not worship is done in mid March [Inari Shrine Festival and rice sowing ritual] fit let visit the what.
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  • Visit went. Up to this day was the Sunday of last year columns, are still crowded. The Ikuta forest walks. Beauty is a featured topic foo.
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  • Is a Shinto shrine located in the dining area. Near the place of Ikuta shrine Ikuta muscle, Ikuta Shindo. It is very lively at night. From Sannomiya Station, convenient to pray.
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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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