Ikuta shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Kobe since 201.It is said that The origin of city name "Kobe" is from this shrine.
Sannomiya is very busy motley shopping town.Among multitenant buildings,this beautiful shrine suddenly appears.
Passing under 2 Torii gate,you will see vivid Japanese colors.Side of the gate,there are shops where you can get good-luck charm and omikuji oracle.And this shrine sells original Gosyuin-cho.
This is the main shrine.If you are very lucky,you can see Japanese Shinto style marriage ceremony.
Lined up torii gates of Inari shrine
In the shrine site,there are some small shrines.This is Torii gate line to Inari shrine.
This Inari is also beautiful but not so crowding.It means here is good photo shoot spot.
Historic forest in the shrine and water foerune-telling
There is a forest behind the main shrine.This is traces of an ancient battle field.
This forest is small but clean and calm surrounded by busy shopping town.
At the inner part of the forest,there is a spring.
At the shrine gete side shop,you can get Mizuuranai Mikuji (water fortune-telling).And it tells your state of luck when you soak it into the spring.
Letters rise up but it's Japanese text only.
Check the top and bottom circle.Top one is your general luck.(大吉＝super lucky 中吉＝lucky 吉＝so so 小吉＝not so bad 凶＝Bad luck) Bottom circle tells your luck of romance.The number of flowers getting color represents your romance luck grade.
※at May 2016
Shimoyamate-Dori 1-2-1 Chuouku Kobe
The shrine is on the back of Tokyu Hands Sannomiya.
JR Sannomiya station （ＪＲ三宮駅）10 mins walk
Hankyu Sannomiya station （阪急 三宮駅）10 mins walk
Open every day