Ikuta Shrine (生田神社) - Things To Do in Kobe - LikeALocal Guide

Sacred shrine at the
heart of Kobe

Ikuta Shrine (生田神社)

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Why locals love it

The Ikuta shrine sites right in the middle of busy Sannomiya. Local people occasionally visit this shrine to pray and celebrate their life events like coming of age day and weddings. The deity enshrined here is especially famous for making positive connections among people, so many people come and make wish for successful wedding or businesses.

Why you should visit it

Even it sits in a busy area in Sannomiya, you will find the place sacred and quiet thanks to these plants surrounding the shrine. It's like an oasis and will make you feel refreshed.

Special tip

If you are lucky you may see kimono clad local people visiting the shrine for ceremonies.

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Hi Kaoru-san, This is Doris. There are 4 of us traveling together. We will be on a cruise and will be in Kobe November 6-7. We are seniors, and 2 of us walk slowly. We are interested in seeing Kobe with you as our guide. Can you tell us a little more about your tour and your rates? Thank you. Doris
Doris
Traveller
September 9, 2018
Thanks you for your inquiry, Doris. If you find my tours from my profile page, you’ll see “ Kobe customized walking tour”. Please book a date and we’ll plan our day in Kobe. You’ll see fees and duration in the tour page. I’m available for both 6and 7 November.
Kaoru
Local Guru
September 9, 2018
are there shopping malls in Kobe, like Asakusa . Nakamise.? Also is there a Daiso in Kobe?
Doris
Traveller
September 9, 2018
Hello Doris! We have a big modern shopping mole called Umie. There’s Daiso in this mole, too. https://en.umie.global/ We also have a main shopping street called Center-gai shopping street. http://en.kobe-sc.jp/
Kaoru
Local Guru
September 9, 2018
I meant mall, sorry!
Kaoru
Local Guru
September 9, 2018
Hi Kaoru-san, The Center-gai shopping street looks very interesting - just what I was looking for. We have Daiso here in the San Francisco area, but Daiso in Japan are soo much bigger! Thank you so much. Arigato. and thank you for your prompt reply. Sugoi!!
Doris
Traveller
September 9, 2018
No problem! There’s a Daiso in Center-gai shopping street, too. https://www.daiso-sangyo.co.jp/shop/detail/7142 Hope this help. Enjoy!
Kaoru
Local Guru
September 9, 2018
Hi Kaoru-san, This is Doris. There are 4 of us traveling together. We will be on a cruise and will be in Kobe November 6-7. We are seniors, and 2 of us walk slowly. We are interested in seeing Kobe with you as our guide. Can you tell us a little more about your tour and your rates? Thank you.
Doris
Traveller
September 9, 2018

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