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)
Review of Minatogawa ShrineTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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...
- Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Tamondori 3-1-1 [map]
- open everyday
- [Treasure Hall] [Adult] 300yen
[High school/college student] 200yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 100yen
- Parking Lot
- Available (20spaces for prayers and worshipers only) * Parking such as New Year's holiday Not available Season Available
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Not available
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
- Pet friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.