Atago Shrine

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  • 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)

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  • Atago Shrine Address: 2 Chome-7-1 Atago, Nishi Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 819-0015, Japan, Fukuoka-shi
  • Atago Shrine Contact Number: +81-928810103
  • Atago Shrine Timing: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Best time to visit Atago Shrine(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Atago Shrine: 00:30 Mins
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  • 4.9% of people who visit Fukuoka-shi include Atago Shrine in their plan

  • 76% of people start their Atago Shrine visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Atago Shrine

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Atago Shrine

People normally club together Fukuoka Tower and Ohori Park while planning their visit to Atago Shrine.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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