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Kushida Shrine

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Address: 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture
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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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See Culture, Breathe Fresh Air, Smell the Wood Aroma of the Structure! Read the English Description of the Shrine found at the Entrance. Very Accessible location! Actually we just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

See Culture, Breathe Fresh Air, Smell the Wood Aroma of the Structure! Read the English Description of the Shrine found at the Entrance. Very Accessible location! Actually we just walked around Fukuoka to get to Kushida Shrine, Tochoji Temple, Canal City!

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1 Thank riezl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to a shrine in Japan: and what an amazing first experience. Very peaceful. A hidden oasis just off the canal.

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1 Thank Jess R
Fukuoka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the heart of Hakata, this shrine has been very popular among those who are living in Fukuoka City. In July, it hosts the famous Yamagasa Festival, the most lively and passionate event I've ever seen. In February, you see a big woman's mask fixed on the gate and everyone bows to go through the big mouth of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like most Japanese shrines, it's very elegant and also linked to a marriage registration office. Very quaint. The place is small and can be done in 30 minutes but can't expect too much.. It's in the middle of the city. It's a 10 min walk from hakata station and offers 5-6 good picture opportunities. On a hot day, you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kushida Shrine is a must-see temple in Hakata. Some people might say all temples in Japan look and feel very similar especially if you have already visited those major shrines in Kyoto. But in my opinion, each and every one of them is unique and has its characteristics which you will appreciate its beauty. When we visited the city, everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was also on our list of must dos whils visiting Japan. We really enjoyed our visit. It is always very interesting to learn of other beliefs and traditions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a shrine is a shrine is a shrine.... so many all over Japan..... yet each different and a pleasure to look at. seems that the religious beliefs of the Japanese are solid. I would personally strongly recommend googling for a tourist guide. We had a senior citizen Erica guide us around for a small fee Y2000. But we got so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to visit for families with younger children. Lot's of outdoor activity and food vendors during the weekend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

If you have 30 min to spare while in Fukuoka, head over to this shrine and check it out. Really nice architecture and grounds. Not very crowded

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