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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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Relatively small, but nice

A quiet getaway right in the middle of the city. Still that authentic and traditional Japanese shinto shrine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A quiet getaway right in the middle of the city. Still that authentic and traditional Japanese shinto shrine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an opportunity to visit the Kushida-Jinja shrine in Fukuoka, Japan. Our tour guide was most informative in sharing the history and significance of the shrine. My teens were most interested and attentive to the information shared by the guide. Highly recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kushida shrine is known for its Yamagasa festival, which is a symbolic event in Fukuoka. I went to the shrine at night, but still there were some visitors. The ambience of its premises is good. You can take a look when you pass by. It is not far from subway Gion station and also close to Canal City.

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Thank Kimitaka S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 23 January 2017

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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