Sumiyoshi Shrine
Sumiyoshi Shrine
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Mason K
Denver, CO3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
Very easy to access since it's close to the train station. Such a beautiful shine and calming. You should start early so it's not packed with tourist and you can take stunning photo of the bridge here when it's still have fog left on the bride
Written 14 June 2024
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Lynne T
Thunder Bay, Canada12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This was within 5 minutes walking distance from our hotel, and we visited during the New Year’s holiday. It is an active temple complex and filled with worshippers. It was an inspiring time to visit, and I kept my photo-taking very low key, avoiding taking photos of anyone engaged in prayer.
Written 18 January 2024
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pasherry
United States1,154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Within walking distance from Hakata Sta. We found this shrine very peaceful and unusual in that it is an older shrine honoring the God of Sumo. We were lucky enough to see junior Sumo wrestlers practicing at the shrine as November is the Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka. The statue of Sumiyoshi is impressive. The sign says you cannot take pictures of the actual shrine. You can buy amulets here as at most shrines and temples. Worth a visit.
Written 17 November 2019
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Shannon Lefebvre
Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
One of the more popular Shrines in Fukuoka City is Sumiyoshi Shrine which is located within a 1 km radius of Hakata Station. Realistically a very close and conveniently located Urban site and quite remarkable that such a quiet and open area can be situated so close to a major Train Station. You are enclosed in such a nature filled area that you could be confused that you are in the countryside and not a large metropolitan city, such as Fukuoka.

This Shrine is a great way to connect to Japanese History and Culture. The Shinto religion encompasses everything Japanese and it is believed that the gods created Japan in its purest form. Sumo, the National Sport of Japan, was originally performed as a Shinto ritual and the Deity of the Sumiyoshi Shrine worshipped Sumo as a result.

In fact, before the annual Kyushu Basho in Fukuoka every November you can see a Sumo Ceremony at the Sumiyoshi Shrine whereby all the Wrestlers pray for healthy and prosperity for the last tournament of the year. I haven`t seen this ceremony yet although I have been to many sumo matches in the past. In the future I will attempt to get some photos and videos of this special and highly respected occasion.

A trip to Sumiyoshi Shrine will be remember for a long time to come.
Written 29 October 2019
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Geoff333_13
Cronulla, Australia394 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This was a fairly open area with the Shrine at the far side. Not much to see, decided to have a rest whilst our group walked around.
Written 27 October 2019
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Phil C
Montreal, Canada34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Enjoyed some time away from the city by visting this shrine. Beautiful walking areas filled with many trees. Do drink the water but only from your hands once you've cleansed your hands.
Written 18 April 2019
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Sebastian Forbes
Limassol City, Cyprus731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
There is more to see here than initially meets the eye.

As with all religious places, not a place for excessive activity.
Written 25 January 2019
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,955 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
My hotel was not far from here. Sumiyoshi Shrine was my first of the kind while visiting Japan. I found the grounds here to be very peaceful and natural. This shrine is pretty big, there are a lot of sections to it. Although big, it does not take a whole lot of time to explore. This is an active site, so like always be quiet and respectful. I find the shrines to be a great escape from the city life. There are many great photo opportunities here, especially when there are no crowds.
Written 29 October 2018
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ianandemma_wa
Perth, Australia224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
The grandest entry way leading to the shrines entrance of the temples/shrines that I visited.

Very well maintained with great gardens surrounding.

It was early morning when I arrived, about 9, and it was very quiet.

Easy walk from Grand Hyatt.
Written 23 September 2018
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sherlock221b2018
Oklahoma City, OK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Family
Located within 5 minute walk from Watanabedori Subway Station. Very beautiful shrine with small koi pond. A great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Written 18 July 2018
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