Ikuta ShrineCurrently Closed
- 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
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Entertainment, Family And Kids, Festival
Ikuta Shrine - Review
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 Information
- Make sure to check out them many kinds of charms sold at the shrine and get one for yourself.
Ikuta Shrine Opening and Closing Hours
- The shrine doesn't have a fixed closing time; instead it closes at Sunset everyday.
How To reach Ikuta Shrine by Public Transport
- JR Sannomiya Station
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ikuta Shrine
95% of people who visit Kobe include Ikuta Shrine in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
36.52% of people start their Ikuta Shrine visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ikuta Shrine
79.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ikuta Shrine
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Ikuta Shrine , Kobe Reviews
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.
I had a deep spiritual experience here. I will return again and again. Will never forget it. My 5-yen coins are waiting. Update: This shrine never fails to deliver when I come here with a prayer to ask for. It is the primary reason I keep coming back to Kobe. The power in this place is absolutely overwhelming.
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.