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Hakozaki Shrine, Fukuoka

#3 of 101 in Historic Sites in Fukuoka
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Dedicated to the god of war and good fortune, Hakozaki Shrine represents one of the three great Hachiman temples in the country. Originally established in the 10th century, it sustained damage during the Mongol invasions of the 13th century. The Japanese managed to drive off invaders with the help of a divine wind, gaining the temple a burgeoning reputation. Nowadays, this reputation attracts annual visits from professional baseball teams and other local sporting organizations as they pray for victory. Take a peaceful stroll through the ample gardens surrounding the structure, and look out for Hakomatsu, a sacred and revered tree. The fenced-off pine signifies where Japanese emperor Ojin's placenta was buried after his birth. Use our Fukuoka itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Hakozaki Shrine and other attractions in Fukuoka.
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  • We were lucky to watch the ceremony marking the first day of the Hojoya Festival in the evening of September 12 and the procession of the portable shrines. We did not actually have the time to see...  more »
  • We went and really enjoyed it. Google maps may take you to side entrance which works great if you need to park a car.  more »
  • At September, we went to the “放生会”! The atmosphere was great, good food good staff and good people (over ten thousands people eating and walking on street but no rubbish on floor, you can imagine how they were behaved well). However, no rubbish and no washroom, it was not very convenient for people to go for eating street food and drinking. Although there were 200 shops but most of the food and drinks were repeating. Anyway it was a really great experience during the mid autumn.
  • Very well-maintained shrine and beautiful gate. Comfortable neighborhood to walk around. Good big supermarket nearby. Cozy area.

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