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Visiting "七福神" The Seven Lucky Deities

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Experience hosted by Yushiro

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

We have believed that there are the Seven Lucky Deities that are called, "弁財天Benzaiten,寿老人 Jurojin, 福禄寿Fukurokuju, 布袋Hotei, 蛭子Ebisu, 大黒天Daikokuten, 毘沙門天Bishamonten." It is said that they bring us happiness.
Also, there is a unique culture that in Japan, we believe both Japanese Shinto and Buddhism at the same time.
In this experience, while cycling, you will visit the temples and shrines of the Seven Lucky Gods at the site of Fukuharakyo, the ancient capital city of Kobe.
First, we will meet at Sannomiya Station, the center of Kobe City, and ride an electrically power assisted bicycle to explore the ruins of Fukuharakyo, where the antient capital was. We will visit from 和田神社"Wada Shrine" of 弁財天, which is one of the many temples and shrines scattered around. Then, in turn, visit the seven temples and shrines, and collect a total of seven dolls of the Seven Lucky Deities. Along the way, you will be cycling while experiencing a 2-hour cultural experience where you can enjoy the historic sites such as the tomb of a famous master 一遍上人"Ippen Shonin" and the tower that is said to have been built by 平清盛"Taira no Kiyomori", the canal, and the atmosphere of the downtown area.
Since it is not a famous tourist destination like Kyoto and Nara, we rarely see tourists.
Why don't you take a leisurely tour of the Seven Lucky Deities born from Japan's unique history and culture that is tolerant of multiple religions?
Other things to note
Seven Lucky Deity dolls and ship miniatures are included in the price.
If it is expected to rain or stormy weather, it will be walk and moved by train. The train fee at that time is included in the price.
We have believed that there are the Seven Lucky Deities that are called, "弁財天Benzaiten,寿老人 Jurojin, 福禄寿Fukurokuju, 布袋Hotei, 蛭子Ebisu, 大黒天Daikokuten, 毘沙門天Bishamonten." It is said that they bring us happiness.
Also, there is a unique culture that in Japan, we believe both Japanese Shinto and Buddhism at the same time.
In this experience, while cycling, you will visit the temples and shrines of the Seven Lucky Gods at the site of Fukuhara…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Electric assist bicycle "Kobelin"
From $50
/ person
Tue, Dec 1
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Tue, Dec 15
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Fri, Dec 18
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$50 per person
$50 per person

Meet your host, Yushiro

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • Identity verified
Hi, My name is Yushiro. I live in Kobe over 40 years. I am a sightseeing volunteer. So I often go to travel abroad and study hospitality for tourists. Furthemore I was a salesperson of Kimono, and I am a rank holder of Kendo and Iaido, so I can tell you Japanese culture. I can also guide you not only Kobe but also Kyoto, and I can take you to the 町屋(A old and traditional house)Bar. Because I used to live in Kyoto.
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Where you'll be

From Sannomiya Station, take an electrically power assisted bicycle and drive for 50 minutes while looking at the scenery and cityscape of Kobe Port to reach the 福原京"Fukuharakyo" trace. Visit the seven temples and shrines in order from the first 弁財天 和田神社"Benzaiten Wada Shrine",寿老人 薬仙寺"Jurojin Yakusenji Temple",福禄寿 真光寺 "Fukurokuju Shinkoji Temple",布袋 柳原天神社 "Hotei Yanagihara Tenjin Shrine",蛭子 柳原蛭子神社 "Ebisu Yanagihara Ebisu Shrine",大黒天 福海寺"Daikokuten Fukukaiji Temple, and 毘沙天 能福寺"Bishamonten's Nofukuji Temple". To do. Especially at the last 能福寺, the Great Buddha of Hyogo is enshrined and is said to be one of the three great Buddhas of Japan along with the Great Buddha of Nara and the Great Buddha of Kamakura. In addition, you can see the scenery of downtown Japan, which is not a tourist destination.

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Tue, Dec 1
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Tue, Dec 15
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $50 per person
  • Fri, Dec 18
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $50 per person
  • Tue, Dec 22
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $50 per person
  • Fri, Dec 25
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $50 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothes suitable for the season when it is easy to move

Something to drink