Kitano Tenman-jinja

Shinto Shrine in Kōbe

This lovely little shrine to academic pursuits holds pride of place in Kitano-chō, up a steep hill and past a touristy stretch of souvenir and snack shops. Even if you aren't studying for an upcoming exam, it's a great place to take a breather, do some lazy people-watching and gaze all the way across town to the Inland Sea.