Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

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.

Spot details

Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 3-12
[Gates openHours] 7:30-17:00
[Conferment Office] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
[Worship fee] Free
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Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Overlooking Kitano
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.09
    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...
  • Nice view over Kobe
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.12.12
    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...
  • Great shrine
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.05.31
    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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