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Ikuta Shrine

“Ikuta-san, the matchmaker.”A true power spot worshipped for about 1,800 years

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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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • Ikuta Shrine has a tranquil atmosphere that you would not expect in the center of Kobe

    Ikuta Shrine has a tranquil atmosphere that you would not expect in the center of Kobe

  • The New Year’s crowds at Ikuta Shrine “hatsumode” (first shrine visit of the year)

    The New Year’s crowds at Ikuta Shrine “hatsumode” (first shrine visit of the year)

  • “Mizu-mikuji” known for of being very accurate

    “Mizu-mikuji” known for of being very accurate

  • “Mizu-mikuji” known for of being very accurate

    “Mizu-mikuji” known for of being very accurate

  • Omamori (lucky charms) for matchmaking

    Omamori (lucky charms) for matchmaking

Reviews

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  • 傅玉婧

    離市區不會太遠,交通還算方便,腹地雖然沒有很大但環境很安靜,遊客也沒有太多

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Details

Name in Japanese
生田神社
Postal Code
650-0011
Address
1-2-1 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Telephone
078-321-3851
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.
Closed
never
Entrance fee
Free
Access
10-minute walk from JR Sannomiya station or Sannomiya station via private railways.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)