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Discover the historical Ikuta Shrine and experience “Gagaku”  The Main Hall of the historical Ikuta Shrine is extra hired for this special tour!

  • large-group
  • Cultural experience
Time Required:
3hours
Capacity:
20 people
Learn about the 800 years of history and traditions of Ikuta Shrine and the Shinto religion in the physical and cultural heart of Kobe.

Participants will have exclusive access to the main worship hall of the shrine where they will be treated to a traditional ‘Gagaku’ performance, the music of the Japanese imperial court. Following the performance, one of the head priests will talk about the long and celebrated history of Ikuta Shrine, as well as the significance of Gagaku and its suprising and fascinating middle-eastern roots.

Participants will also have the opportunity to try on the traditional wear of the performers and to play their instruments.

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