Ikuta Shrine , Kobe

About Ikuta Shrine , Kobe

Ikuta Shrine , Kobe - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1 Chome-2-1 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0011, Japan

Phone: +81-783213851

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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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Ikuta Shrine , Kobe Reviews - Write a Review

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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