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生田神社 Ikuta Shrine

  • Temples / Shrines / Cathedrals
  • Around Kobe
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Around Kobe
1-2-1 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0011, Japan
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7:00-about sunset
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Date of post:2015/06/18

A shrine were alcohol was served

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It takes a 10 minute walk to this antique shrine from Sannomiya station, the biggest terminal station in Kobe.

This historical and well-respected shrine was founded in 201 and its name even appears in the ‘Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan)’, the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The origin of the word, "Kobe" appears in the book too. "Kobe" also was the name of the house that guards the God of lkuta.

This shrine used to be a sort of sake brewing place too. According to the ’Engishiki (set of ancient Japanese govern mental regulations)’ when visitors from the Korean peninsula arrived in Japan, as state guests they were offered rice wine. Rice was brought from each region and within the precincts of the lkuta Shrine; the head priest brewed the rice wine, presenting it to the nobles from Korea. This is also said to be the origins of the Nada sake brand.

lkuta Shrine has come through disasters from a battle in the Genpei war of 1184 that its forest and main hall were the site. It has risen from the ashes, leading people to venerate it as the god of resurrection even after the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995.

At present, the forest thrives along with the great camphor tree in the middle of the city, providing an oasis for the residents. It is also known as a shrine of love, business, health, and fortune.

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