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Ikuta Shrine (生田神社)

 0783213851  Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Shimoyamatedori 1-2-1

This is a shrine located in Kobe City. The shrine has a history of more than 1,800 years dating back to the time of Empress Jingu, and its founding is also noted in the “Nihon Shoki” (second oldest book of classical Japanese history). It is famous as a shrine which brings love to a happy conclusion, and is also famous for marriage and prayers for easy childbirth; the shrine is fondly known by the pet name of “Ikuta San”. The vermilion-lacquered columns of the tower gate and the main shrine are impressive, so the shrine is also popular as a ceremonial hall for Shinto weddings. Many worshipers visit throughout the year and flock to the temple for the first shrine visit of the New year.


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Review of Ikuta Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/07/26 Beautiful, peaceful Shinto Shrine in the heart of the city
Just around the corner from Sannomiya Station, you will find the beautiful Ikuta Shinto Shrine. Very different from Buddhist shrines, Shinto shrines are much simpler and more open, but very...
Reviewed:2018/07/17 Very famous shrine in Kobe
It stands out in Kobe with a whole street names after it "Ikuta Dori".
For all those visiting Kobe, I recommend taking sometime off to visit Ikuta Shrine.
Reviewed:2018/07/04 Colorful, small and calm.
The shrine was across the street from our hotel which made it convenient for us to pop in at different times of the day.

For such a small shrine, there was quite a bit to see. On Sunday morning, we...
Reviewed:2018/06/11 Quiet and relaxing
We found this place by accident, looking for our hotel, but it was quiet and relaxing, there were not so many people there when we walked around.
Reviewed:2018/06/10 Nice and easily accessible
The shrine was very easy to access and while its in the city its very relaxed and peaceful.

It closes early so look at the opening times first.

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