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...
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...
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...
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 ...
The modern Fukuoka is the largest city in Kyushu developed on the shoreline-dependent port, but earlier on, the banks of the Hakata Canal were the center of the region.
It is not surprising that the oldest upper-end commercial street in Hakata, centered on the Kushida Shrine, is surrounded by historical museums gathered around it.
Kutada Shrine is the Hato-General Guardian Temple built in the last Heian period in ancient Japan. Later, Toyotomi Hideyoshi revival Hakata was once again carried forward.
Fukuoka citizens who believe in Shintoism regard the Kushida Shrine as an important shrine.
Putian will welcome the most popular Hakata Gion Festival in Kyushu in July each year. Many tourists will come here to visit one of the most exciting scenes of the festival: Following the mountains. In each of the 7 different genres, 26 men and women dressed in cloaks and robes are armed with mysterious legends and ancient samurai figures, pavilions and flowers, and the gorgeous mountains are surrounded by crowds. In unison, he shouted the number and went into the Putian Shrine for a week, then went on the street to start a competition for speed and strength.
This huge mountain is displayed in the Putian Shrine, and you can enjoy the exquisite structure without catching up with the festival.
Kushida shrine in Fukuoka, Japan is an interesting place to be. This is one of the landmark in Fukuoka, sometimes they held a festival here. You can enjoy your time here with your loved ones and take a bunch of photos. Overall, great experience. #wintergetaway
This shrine was recommended to us by the tourist information advisor. We are so appreciative of her tips. We were wide eyed with wonder the moment we arrived there, our attention captured by the 10 meters tall giant float decorated with interesting traditional figures and scenes. At least one hour is needed to explore the grounds and examine the many fascinating items of interest which includes a well surrounded by three cranes - there is a legend that water of this well grants longevity and eternal youth.
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.