About Minatogawa Shrine
Minatogawa Shrine is a shrine dedicated to Masanari Nanaki, a famous tragic hero at the end of the Kamakura period in Japan. The shrine is named after Minatogawa, the place where Masanari died in battle, and is also the site of the shrine. Inside the shrine, there is the tomb of Masanari Nambiki and the place where he was martyred, and there is also an inscription by Mito Hwangmon Tokugawa, the short form of the message, “Oho, the tomb of the loyal servant Nambiki,” and a tribute by the legacy of the Ming Dynasty, Chu Shunsui. The festival is held from May 24 to 26 every year and is very popular.
(Photo from Wikipedia)
How to get there
5 minutes walk from JR Kobe Station
3 Chome-1-1 Tamondōri, Chūō-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken 650-0015, Japan
The shrine is very large, and I think it is quite a spectacular shrine, with many people and tourists coming to pray in the neighborhood.
The day I went to the shrine, it was the first day of the Nan Gong Festival, and the festival was very lively. He is probably the Japanese equivalent of Yue Fei, whose famous phrase “Seven lives to repay the nation” was wrapped around the heads of Japanese kamikaze teams during World War II, and the “Nonriki no Fakuten” hanging on the battleship Yamato. His tomb and the place where he died in battle are also located in the shrine.
It is located near Kobe Station, and is a short walk from the shrine, which is better than Ikuta Shrine in Sannomiya. After all, it has a long history. Every New Year’s Day, I come back here for the first sign.