Atago Shrine50 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 2 Chome-7-1 Atago, Nishi Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 819-0015, Japan, Fukuoka-shi
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +81-928810103
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids
It's funny that this shrine is not more famous because it is an absolute treasure in every conceivable way. Let's count the ways. Firstly, it was built in 72AD which makes this the oldest shrine in the city. Secondly, it is dedicated to one of the gods of fire - Atago-sama, one of the only three shrines in the country to be dedicated to that god. Thirdly, it has a fantastic location on a high hill. True, you have to climb a steep path to get up there but the views are totally worth it. Fourthly, there are over 2,000 cherry trees on the shrine's grounds which makes it extremely popular during cherry blossom season. Fifthly, there are so many festivals associated to it - New Year’s, Tanabata (Star) festival, Hozuki summer festival, Shichi-go-san children's festival, a fire festival and the Dai-Saito Homa Ceremony. It is said to be an auspicious place to pray for new beginnings. And considering that this is the god of fire it's also where people who want to give up smoking come to pray.
How to Reach Atago Shrine
- Chikuhi Line and Kuko Line stop Meinohama Station.
- By Buses 1, 1-5, 304 stop Meinohama 2-chome (bus)
- By Buses 9, 11, 300, 301, 302, 303, 312 stop Atago Jinja Iriguchi (Shrine) (bus)
Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Fukuoka-shi before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Fukuoka-shi and book an accommodation of your choice.
4.9% of people who visit Fukuoka-shi include Atago Shrine in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
76% of people start their Atago Shrine visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Atago Shrine
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Atago Shrine