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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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Quiet visit to one of the well-known landmarks in Fukuoka

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A nice small shrine that makes for a nice stop while strolling around town. Easy to combine with a stroll through Canal City - a nice shopping area with intereting architecture. Also not too far from the beautiful Sumiyochi shrine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It combined with several shrines together, and Kushida was the central one in the group. You could find huge lantern hanging over the entrance, quite many bull statues in different shapes lying around, and giant shrine parade idols, old trees, . When you found tired, there was a nice shopping street sitting next to the shrine, Lso famous local snack... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Kushida Shrine is right on the tour of the BUS 100 and should not be missed by any tourist coming to Fukuoka.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Small shrine in the city near to the folk museum. Was expecting more greenery but i guess space is a constraint. The one-room hall which had some exhibits was closed when i was there.

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