Kushida Shrine

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0026, Japan, Fukuoka-shi
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  • Timings: 04:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-922912951
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

This shrine, dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu, is the city's oldest. It was built in 757. Locals are much more enamored with it than tourists, as it is thought to be the guardian temple of the city.

The first item of interest, after you pass the elegant red torii gates, is the ancient gingko tree in the yard, said to be one thousand years old. Surround it are monument stones, including the Etoarror plate, said to have been taken from the location of the 13th century Mongol invasion. See the fountain of three cranes, into which is carved the image of men pulling along a huge float. That represents one of the city's major festivals - the Hakata GionYamakasa - of which the shrine is a host.

Also on the shrine grounds is the Hakata Historical Museum.

  • Parking available for about 100 cars.
  • Check out the gift shop, where you can buy charms of luck and protection.

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  • Kushida Shrine Address: 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0026, Japan, Fukuoka-shi
  • Kushida Shrine Contact Number: +81-922912951
  • Kushida Shrine Timing: 04:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Kushida Shrine Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Kushida Shrine(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kushida Shrine: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 66.38% of people who visit Fukuoka-shi include Kushida Shrine in their plan

  • 59.41% of people start their Kushida Shrine visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kushida Shrine

Monday, Thursday and Friday

93.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kushida Shrine

People normally club together Fukuoka Tower and Marine World Umino-nakamichi while planning their visit to Kushida Shrine.

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