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Address: 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 92-291-2951
Description: A 1,000-year-old gingko tree shades this shrine, which was built in 757...
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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Rich with tradition and culture

Japanese temples are communal spaces, not just religious institutions. Because there is so much behind them, it's best to tour with a guide. I drank some of the mineral water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Japanese temples are communal spaces, not just religious institutions. Because there is so much behind them, it's best to tour with a guide. I drank some of the mineral water from the spring on the right and was surprised that it tasted very salty. I'm told that it is also the venue for the start of a festival where large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is my third time to visit this historical temple, love the environment, some Sakura to see at this time too.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Well known for locals, good place to keep yourself clam in the Japanese Zen way. Also it is the place to see how Fukuoka's people remain intacted to their heritage.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Kushida Shrine was the busiest shrine we visited in Fukuoka, perhaps because it is right beside Canal City mall. It is also one of the more ornate and well-preserved. The festival float displayed on the shrine's geounds is very impressive. Well worth a visit, especially since it is so easy to access.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Beautiful shrine with much to see. Make sure you walk all around. The big masks are fun to see and there are signs with explanation in English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It is the famous place shrine in Fukuoka. If you want to learn Japanese culture, you would get it:) Beautiful Shrine:) They have pieces of lucky papers? in English!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We took a stroll from our Hotel at Canal City Hakata to the shrine, which appeared to be well nested amongst the neighbourhood of shops and residential housing.. This shrine is also affectionately known as 'Okushida-san' and there are always many visitors. It is famous for being the starting place for Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival, Founded in 757, Kushida shrine... More 

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Southport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Shrine itself is not that impressive. However, as it is the home of the Yamagasa Festival in July it holds a lot of significance to the people of Hakata. There is also a little museum nearby and it is an easy walk to Canal City.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I thought all Japanese shrines look alike but not this one !...good experiencing and learning new Japanese shrine in Japan. Worth visiting if you are in Fukuoka.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was the first stop on the Fukuoka Bike Tour. My tour guide showed me how one should "purify body and mind" before entering. There was a really beautiful depiction of the animals representing the years of the Chinese Zodiac on the ceiling when entering. There was also a float from the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival. The area also included... More 

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