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Minatogawa Shrine湊川神社


"A Shinto shrine conveniently located a three-minute walk from Kobe Station and Kosoku Kobe Station as well as a five-minute walk from Okurayama Station and Harborland Station. The shrine is dedicated to Kusunoki Masashige, who worked to take down the Kamakura shogunate government and later battled the army of Ashikaga Takauji. Locally, the shrine is known as ""Nanko-san."" The grounds encompass a graveyard and battleground designated National Historic Sites. The Nanko Festival, started as an unofficial festival by private citizens on May 25, 1872, is now held every five years; during the festival, a parade is conducted with people dressed in traditional samurai costumes. The shrine also holds wedding ceremonies throughout the year."


Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Tamondori 3-1-1 (Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea)

phone 0783710001

[Treasure Hall] 9:30-16:30

Review of Minatogawa Shrine

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Reviewed:2019/10/02 Traditional and very peaceful shrine
One of the first things that struck me about Minatogawa Shrine besides its beauty was how peaceful it is. There werent a lot of tourists at the shrine and it was nice to walk around and enjoy the...
Reviewed:2019/01/11 Peaceful shrine to visit
This shrine is located about 100m from the JR Kobe Station. It has quite a grand entrance which is beautiful lit up at night, and is a nice a peaceful place to visit during the daytime.

Inside can...
Reviewed:2018/02/22 わが子の初宮詣と七五三をやりました traditional and famous shrine
Kobe people say Nanko-san here and feel kindly.
There ae a lot of traditional events here.
In my sons case, Here is the first place for him to visit.
For Japanese people, First visiting shrine is...

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Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Tamondori 3-1-1 [ map ]
Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea
[Treasure Hall] 9:30-16:30
[Treasure Hall] Thursday
[Treasure Hall] [Adult] 300yen
[High school/college student] 200yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 100yen
Parking Lot
Available (20spaces)
※ Not available period such as New Year's Holiday Available
Credit Card
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          Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture’s main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country’s most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.

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