Kitano Tenman Shrine

Unusual Shinto shrine along Kitano's hiking trail

By Manish Prabhune    - 1 min read

Kitano Tenman Shrine is one of Kobe’s major Shinto shrines, located in an unusual location of Kitano Ijinkan, the place associated with foreign residences from the late Meiji and early Taisho eras. The shrine has been constructed in the year 1180, while in the year 1724 a central hall was added. The shrine fortunately did not suffer any damage during the second world war or the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995. The shrine is at the end of a hiking trail, starting from Sannomiya Station and passing through the streets of Kitano. If you visit in summer, make sure you carry couple of water bottles to prevent dehydration.

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Manish Prabhune

Manish Prabhune @manish.prabhune

Travelling to various places and locations in Japan for over 14 years now, I want to share my experiences and also hear about destinations that I still have not been to in the land of the rising sun. Am a photography enthusiast and love to do slow shutter blue hour photography in Tokyo.