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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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Lovely shrine

If you are in Fukuoka during new year period, go to Kushida shrine. Even though there is a long line (maybe 45 mins wait), it is worth to visit. People would line up to pay... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice spot to visit while walking around the Gion district. Many people come to visit here in the new year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Fukuoka during new year period, go to Kushida shrine. Even though there is a long line (maybe 45 mins wait), it is worth to visit. People would line up to pay respect in the shrine. Steps of paying respect and making wishes: 1. Throw coin in the box 2. Bow two times 3. Clap two times... More 

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Beppu, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kushida shrine is a small shinto shrine compared to many big buddhist shrine around the area, kushida shrine hold one of the main attraction in gion festival which is the float, the float is amazing. The heigh is 10m with loads of decorations

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in the afternoon, it was a perfect time to visit in my opinion. The place is situated in the center of the city, but its great for photos. I spent an hour in this place before moving to Canal City. You must definitely visit this when in Fukuoka.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Visited this place on way to Kawabata Shopping Arcade. A place for great shots. A place for wedding photos too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing hand-carried traditional matsuri (festival) "float" is on display in this gorgeous shrine complex near the river which also includes stone pieces signposted as Mongolian ship anchors, a truly gargantuan gingko tree, and some lovely statuary. Still in use, locals line up on their way home from work for a quick prayer. Just around the corner from Canal city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We made a quick stop to this shrine as part of the Fukuoka bike tour. Although not as impressive as the bigger shrines in Japan, it's an essential stop when you're in Fukuoka.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We came to this shrine following a long religious parade in traditional dresses on 10/24. I later found out that the procession is a 1200 years old traditional parade to thank the gods for the Fall's harvest The temple is quite simple with some decoration outside, but beautiful inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Kushida Shrine is at the southeast end of Kawabata Shotengai shopping arcade. While walking through the arcade we came across a huge float used in the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival. This one is only 80% as large as the original ones. To see two of the true sized ones, go to Kushida shrine. They are so ornate and covered with... More 

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Fukuoka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The heart of Fukuoka city! Easy to access and gives a good impression of shintoism. Associated with the culture of Hakata. Information in many languages. There is a float from Yamakasa resident.

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