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Minatogawa Shrine

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わが子の初宮詣と七五三をやりました traditional and famous shrine

Kobe people say 'Nanko-san' here and feel kindly. There ae a lot of traditional events here. In my... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Kobe, Japan
Quiet Area

I do not think this is a major tourist attraction being the shrine itself, but it does have a... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Yulara, Australia
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21 Feb 2018
“わが子の初宮詣と七五三をやりました traditional and famous shrine”
17 Dec 2017
“Quiet Area”
Minatogawa Shrine was established in 1872 by the Meiji government to enshrine the spirit of Kusunoki Masashige, a military commander of the 14th century, who fought in the Battle of Minatogawa in defense of imperialism. Kusunoki Masashige unites the...more
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3-1-1 Tamondori, Chuo, Kobe 650-0015, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-371-0001
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Kobe people say 'Nanko-san' here and feel kindly. There ae a lot of traditional events here. In my son's case, Here is the first place for him to visit. For Japanese people, First visiting shrine is very meaningful. Parents pray their child's safety and healthy...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I do not think this is a major tourist attraction being the shrine itself, but it does have a museum in the complex for those interested in Japanese history. The shrine appears to be a working religious shrine where people take part in religious activities...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

It was good size, not too big or small. I know this shrine long time, but just haven't any chance to go to even Minatogawa are in Kobe. Finally, I made to come and it was so tidy and seems beautiful shrine that I was...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Minatogawa Shrine is a much quieter shrine than the lovely Ikuta Shrine, and both are pretty gorgeous. Minatogawa is colored with golden hues, while Ikuta is the typical red. I prayed at both of them, and they're both worth it if you're in the area...More

1  Thank Katie J
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Minatogawa Shrine was a place I used to visit regularly when I lived in Kobe – 45 years ago. An historically important local shrine, it was then one of the few places you could get any sense of space & peace in a high &...More

1  Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic, quiet shrine tucked away in the center of Kobe. Just a short walk from JR Kobe station, it is easy to get to. The center is wide open, with several nice shrines off the main path. It probably doesn't get too...More

1  Thank Tony_Grund
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Out of all the shrines and temples I've visited in Osaka, Kobe, Nara, and Kyoto, Minatogawa was definitely the most photogenic. While it certainly helped that it was very quiet on the day I visited, the relative lack of touristy gimics (see: Kiyumizu-dera in Kyoto)...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Very interesting to see. Each shrine is so unique...we enjoyed visiting with locals to give some insight about each shrine we visited.

Thank einalem76
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I went to Minatogawa shrine at new year and, while respectably crowded, it was extremely mercantile with not much of the nice atmosphere around temples at this time of year. You will find the whole lot of usual food stalls with some very decent fare...More

1  Thank Utantan
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Notably to be an important shrine in Kobe this is one of the few shrines that is impressive, the other being Ikuta Shrine. Minatogawa Shrine 湊川神社 is located on the near both JR Kobe Station and the Kosoku Kobe Sta. (Kobe Fast Line). It was...More

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