Kushida Shrine

Kushida Shrine, Hakata

Kushida Shrine
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4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
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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GIT
Melbourne, Australia409 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were here on Sunday and they had a ceremony. Lots of people lined up to pay tribute to the Yamakasa god, and they rang the bells for blessings.
Beside the shrine, there is where the Yamakasas are decorated. The shrine houses many other interesting buildings and is worth visiting.
Written January 26, 2020
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treesrgreenie
Adelaide, Australia173 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
A beautiful old shrine built in 757 with lots to see. Gorgeous Gingko trees, the crane fountain, the amazing float used during the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival which is rebuilt every year and on display here. The detail & colours are incredible. A 1000 year old Gingko tree is also situated here. A lovely place to walk around.
Written March 7, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,193 contributions
Dec 2019
Right off the Kawabata Shopping / Pedestrian Street is the Kushida Shrine. Not a very big shrine but if you are in the area, it's worth a quick look. Just don't expect too much. It is right between the Nakasukawabata and Gion subway stations right in the heart of Fukuoka.
Written January 10, 2020
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Emily_G_Scott
Sydney, Australia380 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Came here for Lunar New Year prayer and blessings. This shrine is dedicated to Hakata Gion Yamakasa God. Absolutely beautiful and highly recommended to visit.

Don’t forget to see the back and front of the huge Yamakasa on display when you enter the shrine.
Written January 26, 2020
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msminchin23
Manila, Philippines87 contributions
Nov 2018
The Kushida Shrine is centrally located and within walking distance of many establishments. It’s one of the more beautiful shrines we saw in the Fukuoka area.
Written November 3, 2018
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Anandisonline
Hong Kong, China33 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Very close to Kawabata station... must visit in Fukuoka... its very serene environment... One can spend 30 min to 1 hour and then explore Kawabata ..
Written August 7, 2018
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Eva T
Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain254 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
It is a beautiful site but if you don't speak Japanese you miss out on the actual meaning of most things. There signs in English but just on a few specific things.
Written May 19, 2017
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japanfan2016
Fukuoka, Japan43 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
Kushida-jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Hakata-ku. Dedicated to Amaterasu Ōmikami (goddess of the sun), further Susa no o no mikoto ( the powerful storm god of summer and brother of Amaterasu and of Tsukuyomi, the god of the moon) and Ōhatanushi no mikoto (i.e.Kushida no kami). The shrine is said to have been founded in 757. In 1587 the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi erected the present-day main hall in order to support the recovery of the small port city Hakata. Until the separation of Buddhism and Shintō in 1868, the shrine was linked to the Tōchō-Temple as a socalled shrine temple (jingūji).
As the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival is centred on this shrine, you will find a huge stationary float (kazariyama) in the precincts. Once this festival was a kind of purification ritual (goryō-e) to appease the gods thought to cause fire, floods and earthquakes. Nowadays it has become a float-racing between seven disctricts of Hakata.
Written April 1, 2017
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gekidan
Dumaguete City, Philippines84 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
A small shrine within walking distance to subway stations, Kushida shrine is famous for being the base of the Hakata Gion ceremony. Very accessible and very friendly to tourists.

Don't forget to get your Goshuin-cho as your souvenir for visiting.
Written July 25, 2016
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Jayce306
Singapore27 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
It's near tenjin subway station, if I'm not wrong. Take a good twenty minutes to explore... And walk around the nearby street too 😁👍🏻
Written July 7, 2016
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