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Kushida Shrine
Fukuoka Top 4 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.5/5
317 Reviews
Temple
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Open Open from 4:00am-10:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 hour
Address: 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: +81-92-2912951

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The shrine is an important cultural landscape in Japan, representing a long-standing Japanese culture. As the most famous shrine in Fukuoka, it is well worth visiting. Located in the center of the city, the transportation is very convenient, there are many surrounding attractions, and it is free.

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  • treesrgreenie
    treesrgreenie
    Adelaide, Australia
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    Great shrine in the middle of Fukuoka

    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 disp...

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  • jiawen1987
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    One of many shrines around Hakata

    Interesting to watch the local religious rituals. Nice architecture too. Interesting Easter egg were the two anchors from the Mongolian ships that were shipwrecked during Kublais failed invasion of Ky...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583007468000+0800)/
  • pandukan2016
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    Famous Shinto shrine

    A famous Shinto shrine with a lot of Sakura trees. Has traditional red colour series of gates. Calm and nuce place

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    G_Intl_Travel
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    Great Shrine with Chanting Monks

    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 d...

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  • Emily2018_G_Scott
    Emily2018_G_Scott
    Singapore
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    Activities during Lunar New Year

    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 ...

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Introduction

Located in Fukuoka city, Kushida Shrine is regarded as the most important shrine in the area. Every summer, the shrine hosts the Yamakasa Gion Matsuri, the biggest festival in Fukuoka, attracting people from far and wide. On the last day of the festival, 26 individuals take part in a race where they carry giant floats through the streets in a spectacular display.
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