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Ikuta Shrine生田神社


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.


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

phone 0783213851

[Occurrence Hours of Operation] 9:00-17:00

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...

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[Occurrence Hours of Operation] 9:00-17:00
open everyday

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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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