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Kushida Shrine

1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku, 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-291-2951
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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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  • Average18%
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“shopping arcade” (12 reviews)
“old trees” (3 reviews)
“gion station” (8 reviews)
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1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku, 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture
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+81 92-291-2951
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"within walking distance"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice shrine in the middle of the city. Worth a short visit. Also right next to the south entrance to Canal City

Thank etrym
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I come to Fukuoka, I visit this shrine. It is the starting point for the Yamakasa and the some of the Dontaku festival events as well. It is a beautiful shrine that incorporates many elements synonymous with Japanese shrines. The added benefit is...More

Thank JTeale
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Tochoji temple you can leisurely walk to this Shinto shrine in about 10-15 minutes. This grand shrine is warmly referred to by the Fukuoka-inhabitants as "Okushida-San" The first shrine was built in 757 and dedicated to 3 gods. The main building of this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are walking around the district with the need for some space this is an easy place to relax. It is not a large grounds due to it being set by the surrounding city. The gardens are well manicured & kept. As are all...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kushida shrine is located next to a shopping arcade. Easily accessible from Gion station. Greeted by an impressive entrance. Look up at the main entrance and you will see a big decoration with animals from the zodiac. A huge float is kept in the temple.

Thank lyho01
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One the better Japanese Shrines-its has lots of little different items in the this shrine with fasinating motives

Thank Kenneth F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had got a little lost in the city, and then I turned around a corner, and there it was! Beautyful! For me one of the nicest shrines in my 3 weeks of travel.

Thank AnnikaCF
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely shrine not far from Hakata station, just a short walk east, or if from Canal city, north. Go in the morning when it's more peaceful.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was a little haven right next to a shopping mall. It was a charming and peaceful place and one of the nicest shrines we have seen. It was very busy. The old 1000 year gingko tree was a lovely added surprise. There is a...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Very conveniently located with walking distance from the city center. Lovely place to visit, and you'll feel serene visiting this place. A great place to go as a break after all the shopping nearby. Oh and it's free.

Thank jeeeen16
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Paul N
17 February 2018|
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Response from G2149QHrobertof | Reviewed this property |
At hakata there’s coin lockers for luggage, you can leave them there, I suggest depending on the hour to get a taxi
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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)!
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