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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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Large shrine

I went there from Canal City, the shrine was unexpectedly large, and there was some kind of dolls/ statue from a World Heritage Festival stored inside. Some constructions was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went there from Canal City, the shrine was unexpectedly large, and there was some kind of dolls/ statue from a World Heritage Festival stored inside. Some constructions was going on and it's too close to the road so I got distracted. Overall, it worths visiting once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kushida Shrine is popular for the Matsuri floats. Do not miss this shrine when in Fukuoka. Close by is the Kawabata Shopping Arcade.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nice spot to visit while walking around the Gion district. Many people come to visit here in the new year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

If you are in Fukuoka during new year period, go to Kushida shrine. Even though there is a long line (maybe 45 mins wait), it is worth to visit. People would line up to pay respect in the shrine. Steps of paying respect and making wishes: 1. Throw coin in the box 2. Bow two times 3. Clap two times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Kushida shrine is a small shinto shrine compared to many big buddhist shrine around the area, kushida shrine hold one of the main attraction in gion festival which is the float, the float is amazing. The heigh is 10m with loads of decorations

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Visited in the afternoon, it was a perfect time to visit in my opinion. The place is situated in the center of the city, but its great for photos. I spent an hour in this place before moving to Canal City. You must definitely visit this when in Fukuoka.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 28 November 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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 20 November 2016

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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