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Kushida Shrine

1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-291-2951
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Shinto Shrine

This Shinto shrine is located in downtown Fukuoka and serves as the focal point for the summer... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ITRT
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Virginia
Nice historic shrine

The shrine and its surroundings are worth a stroll around. The shrine is popular with the locals... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NYPanda888
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New York City, New York
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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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+81 92-291-2951

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Shinto shrine is located in downtown Fukuoka and serves as the focal point for the summer festivals: the Hakata Gion Yamakasa and Hakata Okunchj. The festivals involve races tthrough the streets with floats weighing one ton and carried by men. The shrine is dedicated...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 4 days ago

The shrine and its surroundings are worth a stroll around. The shrine is popular with the locals, who bring their children dressed in formal kimonos to pray, very pretty sight.

Thank NYPanda888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Able to witness the Japanese Rituals in Kushida Shrine. This is near the Canal City and Kawabata Shopping Arcade.

Thank L.a. M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very picturesque shrine within walking distance of Canal City. Accessible from the second floor footbridge that crosses the street from the North Building. You are literally right there! Well-worth a stop while in Fukuoka. Many lovely cultural aspects. Ceremony with booming drum going on while...More

Thank DesertDweller32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice active shrine where people come and go after a few minutes offering their prayers . Amid a shopping area this is a nice peaceful island . This is well worth a visit .

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended upthere first randomly while Looking for a soba restaurant! This shrine is beautiful and we had the opportunity to visit it 2 during daylight and nighttime and both time were great! During daytime a lot of people were there, schools and some couple...More

Thank luneriel
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The shrine is easily accessible and, well worth any length of walk to see. Locals who wish to assist the shrine flourish are available to guide and inform visitors which is a very appealing facet to this beautiful temple.

Thank WalkingPoint
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Ancient, peaceful, and exquisite. Makes a dramatic contrast when approaching from the Canal City shopping mecca. We took the crossover from the C. City North Building, went down the escalator, and the Shrine was directly in front of us. If you turn left at the...More

Thank puddin52
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I was on my way to see the Ocktoberfest in a nearby park when I happened on this temple. Beautiful architectural details. Surprising statues of cranes and a heroic horse.

Thank James H
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We were just walking by,saw the candles and went for a look.Simple paperbags filled with gravel and candles gave a wonderful peaceful ambiance to this serene place.Kaunis temppeli varsinkin iltavalaistuksessa.

Thank Elina K
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Homary
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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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