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Motosumiyoshi Shrine, Kobe

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Moto-Sumiyoshi Shrine (本住吉神社, Motosumiyoshi Jinja) is a Japanese Shinto shrine in Higashinada ward, Kobe. It is one of the biggest shrines in western Kobe. It is next to Sumiyoshi Station. There is documentary evidence that the shrine has existed since the 13th century.
Moto-Sumiyoshi Shrine holds a danjiri festival annually in May. Portable shrines are wheeled through neighborhoods around the shrine by teams of about 50 people.

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  • We stayed near this shrine so saw it several times and while it is nice it was not great. Until we were there when a celebration was taking place. This is clearly an active shrine and a large number....  more »
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  • Not particularly special but worth a look if you are walking by
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