Ikuta Shrine1946 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 1 Chome-2-1 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0011, Japan
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-783213851
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Entertainment, Festival
This is one of the oldest and most historically significant shrines in the country. It was built in the 3rd Century AD in worship of the deity (kami) Wakahirume, and is one of the three major shrines established during that period. The shrine is seen as a spiritual center for life and health and it is popular among local athletes who come to pray here before events. During New Year's, revelers throng around the shrine. It is also popular among couples who come to pray for good fortune in their romances.
The shrine was also the location of a significant historical skirmish known as the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani, though the exact location of the fighting is ambiguous. The Noh plays Ebira and Ikuta Atsumori are performed during the Ikuta's Autumn Festival, and tell the tales related to that skirmish.
Check out the nearby koi carp pond.
Ikuta Shrine Travel Tips
- Make sure to check out them many kinds of charms sold at the shrine and get one for yourself.
Ikuta Shrine Hours
- The shrine doesn't have a fixed closing time; instead it closes at Sunset everyday.
How to Reach Ikuta Shrine
- JR Sannomiya Station
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90.68% of people who visit Kobe include Ikuta Shrine in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
43.43% of people start their Ikuta Shrine visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ikuta Shrine
67.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ikuta Shrine