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Address: Sannomiya / Motomachi, Kobe 650-0011, Hyogo Prefecture
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One of the oldest shrines in Japan

This was one of the things we wanted to see in Kobe, and we spent an hour or so taking photos, observing and appreciating the significance of the shrine. Unfortunately, all of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was one of the things we wanted to see in Kobe, and we spent an hour or so taking photos, observing and appreciating the significance of the shrine. Unfortunately, all of the writing is in Japanese which is surprising, as it attracts many foreign tourists. Having a few translations in to other languages would allow its visitors an understanding... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a train trip from Kyoto on the Rapid train . It took around 1 hour to get there and it costs 1100 yen one way. The Shrine is about 5 minutes walk from Kobe Station. It is free and at the time we went there was a baby Christening happening so very interesting.

Thank Jan S
Falling Waters, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to take quick photos and to reflect on your own. Not too busy to take good photos without a lot of people. I bought a souvenir from their souvenir area that was the best item purchased during the entire trip to Japan.

Thank Bob B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First shrine ever. It really makes you to sink deeper in Japanese culture. You can feel the weight of traditions, ceremonies and mythology Japan has nurtured through the age. Must see

Thank PapagaioB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit to the Shrine. No admission fee, english translation on the historical markings. Very clean, nice shrine.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This shrine is just a few minutes walk from Sannomiya station and the centre of Kobe, so it's worth stopping by. The complex is fairly small and peaceful, though there was actually a ceremony in progress when I visited. It may not be as impressive as other shrines, but it's still certainly somewhere nice to take in and appreciate.

Thank Matt B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The grounds are quite large and it's good to know this place was not bombed in the war not was it destroyed in the 1995 Kobe Earthquake. So it has an important history to be aware of. Lovers also come here hoping for lasting happiness by hanging a wooden wish in the "wishes area" towards the side off the shrine... More 

Thank lady5000
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The shrine is located in the heart of the city; nearest train station would be the Hankyu Kobe-Sannomiya station. From the station, look out for the giant Tokyu Hands building, and enter into the road that says “Ikuta Road”; it’s quite clearly labelled on a green arch that stretches the width of the road. The entire journey should take about... More 

Thank 91MJJC19
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

So I went to Ikuta Shrine on New Year's night to try some traditional snacks and just look around. Very crowded, but it didn't bother me at all.. People having fun all around, great food, some festival music, really great experience.

Thank Наталья Ю
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Once you step in, you'd feel relaxed & holy. It's an oasis in the noisy city. There you can buy some talismans that they could be the nice typical japanese souvenirs.

Thank vodkaneat80

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