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Kushida Shrine

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

This shrine is great for a quick insight into Japanese tradition. It has several lovely areas to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Scott R
Melbourne, Australia
Must see in Fukuoka

The shrine is a well-preserved historic and cultural place in the city center. Locals politely call... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vasile M
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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
+81 92-291-2951

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This shrine is great for a quick insight into Japanese tradition. It has several lovely areas to visit, especially the back area is very picturesque.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrine is a well-preserved historic and cultural place in the city center. Locals politely call it Okushida-san. It is located just a few steps from Hayatt Regency Hotel or Nakasu-Kawabata Subway Stn. Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, widely known as a summer feature of Hakata,...More

Thank Vasile M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find and very quiet when we went, this shrine has it all. Perfect gates for pics into (and out of) the shrine, and the big float used in processions looking well kept and very photogenic. Walk around the grounds and into the back...More

Thank StuartinFiji
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small complex, squeezed between the buildings is a complete set of temples and shrines. People come to worship. On exihibit is one great tower, with warriors, horse, a tiwn on the sea side, the only one surviving the festivities, where they are carried through...More

Thank Jan_Lelie
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Just a few blocks from Busy Hakata Station is this Park/Temple complex. Lots of Shinto Buildings and two dog statues. Quiet and beautiful Good luck and enjoy!

Thank LHOVancouver
Reviewed 7 August 2017

And today it was pretty quiet. We pottered around taking photos. Some really nice details to be seen here. The day was warming up so we did not dally! YMMV

Thank wing6rider-Australia
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

It was ranked as the second best thing to do in Fukuoka but it is over evaluated. Nice and calm place where a few Japanese pray but I am not sure if it is different from any jinja i can find in Japan.

Thank Sean Seungwon J
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is the first Shinto shrine that I have visited, next to the Kawabata shopping arcade and the Hakata Dolls Museum, I have enjoyed the feeling of piece gained from this site, as well as obseving the worshippers praying. It is very well kept

Thank nini74123
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We walked here from Yatai street, and almost got lost. From the main road, the shrine was a bit hidden. We must turned in to a smaller road and finally we spotted some lamps which is typical for lamp's shrine. Kushida shrine was quiet and...More

1  Thank purisu
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Strange, wonderful experience. The festival is based in Kushida Shrine, and the community of Fukuoka is all there to cheer on the children. It's also just a lovely place to pray.

Thank Teghvir S
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26 July 2017|
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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)!