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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (北野天満神社)

This is a shrine located in Kobe City. Sugawara Michizane known as the god of learning is enshrined here. The temple is positioned on a hill in Kitano, where the cultures of foreign countries remain; it was named “Tenku (roof of Heaven) shrine” as it commands a view of Kobe Kitano Ijinkan. In 1180 on the occasion of Taira no Kiyomori transferring the capital to Kobe, this temple was created on the transfer and enshrining of the capital’s guardian deity to Kyoto Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. The main shrine, front shrine and “Torii” (Shinto shrine archway) have all been designated as Important Traditional Buildings.


Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 3-12 (Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea)

phone 0782212139

[Gates open Hours] 7:30-17:00 [Awarding office] 9:00-17:00

Review of Kobe Kitano Temman Shrine

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Reviewed:2019/11/09 Overlooking Kitano
It is a shrine for those seeking academic success. Students sitting for examinations will come here to seek blessings. However, only a small space is designated for hanging the blessings...
Reviewed:2018/12/12 Nice view over Kobe
This Shrine is nothing special, except that it provides a very nice view over Kobe. To get to the top, it is necessary to climb a staircase, which looks rather step but it is quickly done. If you are...
Reviewed:2018/05/31 Great shrine
Located in Kitano area. A great shrine and not so touristy. Some stairs to climb to reach the shrine. View from the top is very beautiful.

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Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 3-12 [map]
Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea
[Gates open Hours] 7:30-17:00 [Awarding office] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
[Worship fee] Free
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          Hyogo Areas


          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.