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Address: Sannomiya / Motomachi, Kobe 650-0011, Hyogo Prefecture
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Nice very clean Shrine

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW 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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62 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lovely, charming shrine area, and easy to get to. Right next to a shopping area. Just exit Tokyu Hands and walk up the hill and you are there. Incredibly peaceful.

Thank Katie M
New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This shrine was smaller than most of the major shrines we went to in other cities. We went because it was conveniently located in the middle of the city and there was not much else for us to do. It was an ok place to walk around but nothing really memorable about it and not worth a special trip to... More 

Thank Natek3232

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