“Ikuta-san, the matchmaker.”A true power spot worshipped for about 1,800 years
With a history of about 1,800 years, “Ikuta Shrine” is affectionately called “Ikuta-san, the matchmaker” by locals. As a popular power spot, it’s known for bringing good luck in marriage, love, work and health, and has even seen visits from athletes and artists in recent years.
You can find it just a 10-minute walk from Sannomiya and Motomachi Station, the heart of Kobe’s sightseeing, which makes it a popular stop for both locals and tourists alike.
The original kanji for "Ikuta" meant “active field”, a name that points to the community’s liveliness and energy. It is also worshiped as a “god of revival” because it has continued to recover from the devastating damage caused by disasters and wars throughout its long history.
Ikuta Shrine has truly earned the name of “power spot”.
One of the other popular attractions is a fortune-telling service called "Mizu-mikuji” in the "Ikuta Forest" behind the main shrine, which has a reputation for being very accurate.
A historic shrine with a history of about 1,800 years.
A power spot known to bring you luck for romantic relationships, work, and health.
Only a 10-minute walk from either Sannomiya station or Motomachi station.
A true power spot full of vitality that withstood and recovered from countless disasters and wars.
The "Mizu-mikuji" in the "Ikuta Forest" has a reputation for being very accurate.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 1-2-1 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
- Visiting Hours
7:00 am-5:00 pm
*Ofuda (talisman slip) distribution and Goshuin (red stamp) application: 9:00am-5:00pm
*The gate closes around 6:00 pm in the summer.
*Gates open before midnight on January 1st.
*Subject to change depending on events.
- Entrance fee
- 10-minute walk from JR Sannomiya station or Sannomiya station via private railways.
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)