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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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  • I visited the Sannomiya stayed at work is the hobby of collecting nokyo-sho in Ikuta shrine in the vicinity of the hotel. Is first of all from the shrine and he told us in the main shrine was was held weddings solemnly. Shrine ever number of visits (nokyo-sho), but for the first time encountered in the wedding. On the red carpet ends wedding are often fascinated and drawn to Torii shrine was being walked. It was very touching.
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  • Although Kobe is at work in your spare time sightseeing. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the various orders is no shortage of tourist attractions in the city, in the middle of the tourist stops here, and the staff. Home, bought shrine pencil set gifts for elementary school students.
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  • This is the most prestigious in Kobe Sannomiya. I do have images of such prestigious high so I'd certainly had the Palace since the night of the WADA, I ended up in the middle of downtown Jinja. Such location and want to go even in the downtown area around you just hit the shrine is also otherworldly precincts.
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  • Admission fee not required. One of the oldest shrine in Japan. Recommended to go on 15th July.
  • Ikuta shrine is an absolutely peaceful place located within the city of Kobe, closer to the Sannomiya station. It's a very well maintained place which is quite popular among both locals and foreigners. Also gets very busy during the dawn of new year due to the religious activities which attracts thousands of people. According to the locals, this is one of the nicest shrines in Kobe. A must visit place if you're touring around.
  • Nice shrine in the city. Easy to visit.
  • Smack in the middle of downtown Kobe this is a beautiful step back in time. One of the oldest shinto shrines in Japan, and the site of some Gempei War skirmishes. Obviously, the structures have been rebuilt, but the site is the same from its establishment in the early 200s. A must-see when traveling to Kobe.
  • 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!

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