Considered the most important religious site in the area, Kushida Shrine dates back to 757 and features a thousand-year-old gingko tree as its shade. If you visit during mid-July, you'll have a chance to participate in the largest festival in Fukuoka, Yamakasa Gion Matsuri. During this fest, seven neighborhood teams race with giant kazariyama floats. Work out when and for how long to visit Kushida Shrine and other Fukuoka attractions using our handy Fukuoka vacation planning tool.
Kushida Shrine reviews
A beautiful old shrine built in 757 with lots to see. Gorgeous Gingko trees, the crane fountain, the amazing float used during the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival which is rebuilt every year and on... more »
Interesting to watch the local religious rituals. Nice architecture too. Interesting Easter egg were the two anchors from the Mongolian ships that were shipwrecked during Kublais failed invasion of... more »
A historical shrine located not far from the Canal City mall. Enjoyed the atmosphere there as it is quite peaceful to walk around the shrine. There was a big giant float (kazariyama) placed at the shrine during my visit. It is humongous and I wonder how the people there can carry it and walk around during the festival, really impressive… Please drop by if you are touring around that area.
Enjoyed the atmosphere there as it is quite peaceful to walk around the shrine. I strongly recommend drop by if you are touring around that area.
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