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A 1,000-year-old gingko tree shades this shrine, which was built in 757, and serves as the starting point for a famous annual summer race. The Hakata Historical Museum is also on the shrine grounds.
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1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited in time for the huge lines for hatsumode new year shrine visits! The front main shrine had a massive queue but there were tons of smaller ones in the back that we could make offerings at with little trouble. Loved the grandiose display of...More

Thank christinalee1996
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shrine is the starting point or the end of the famous festival&parade if the city that happens in first week of July and stores one of the huge MIKOSHI you can view during the off season. You can view what happens when that festival...More

Thank naokomah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful shrine to explore, take photos and absorb the Japanese culture. Instagrammable location! We spent an hour there and all of us including the little child enjoyed it so much!

Thank jacquelinek548
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is a nice shrine in the middle of the city. Worth a short visit. Also right next to the south entrance to Canal City

Thank etrym
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Every time I come to Fukuoka, I visit this shrine. It is the starting point for the Yamakasa and the some of the Dontaku festival events as well. It is a beautiful shrine that incorporates many elements synonymous with Japanese shrines. The added benefit is...More

Thank JTeale
Reviewed 13 May 2018

After visiting Tochoji temple you can leisurely walk to this Shinto shrine in about 10-15 minutes. This grand shrine is warmly referred to by the Fukuoka-inhabitants as "Okushida-San" The first shrine was built in 757 and dedicated to 3 gods. The main building of this...More

Thank roboesGistel
Reviewed 13 May 2018

If you are walking around the district with the need for some space this is an easy place to relax. It is not a large grounds due to it being set by the surrounding city. The gardens are well manicured & kept. As are all...More

Thank Nakagawa1971
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Kushida shrine is located next to a shopping arcade. Easily accessible from Gion station. Greeted by an impressive entrance. Look up at the main entrance and you will see a big decoration with animals from the zodiac. A huge float is kept in the temple.

Thank lyho01
Reviewed 30 April 2018

One the better Japanese Shrines-its has lots of little different items in the this shrine with fasinating motives

Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 26 April 2018

I had got a little lost in the city, and then I turned around a corner, and there it was! Beautyful! For me one of the nicest shrines in my 3 weeks of travel.

Thank AnnikaCF
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Paul N
17 February 2018|
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Response from G2149QHrobertof | Reviewed this property |
At hakata there’s coin lockers for luggage, you can leave them there, I suggest depending on the hour to get a taxi
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Lam N | Reviewed this property |
You can walk. It takes less than 30 minutes. But use some boots that are made for walkin', not the geta (Japanese wooden clogs)!
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