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Kushida Shrine

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Address: 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0026, Fukuoka Prefecture
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A 1,000-year-old gingko tree shades this shrine, which was built in 757,...

A 1,000-year-old gingko tree shades this shrine, which was built in 757, and serves as the starting point for a famous annual summer race. The Hakata Historical Museum is also on the shrine grounds.

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An impressive temple

Access from Nakasu Kawabata subway station, walk along the covered shopping lane and it is on the left at the fork junction. Used for multiple religious occasions. There is a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Access from Nakasu Kawabata subway station, walk along the covered shopping lane and it is on the left at the fork junction. Used for multiple religious occasions. There is a giant float on display with description.Not very large compound. Beautiful place

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful site but if you don't speak Japanese you miss out on the actual meaning of most things. There signs in English but just on a few specific things.

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Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is very much accessible from Canal or Nakasu-Kawabata market. It has its own charmed. There is a short torri gate and hosts the big altar for the Golden Week festities.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,079 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shrine founded in 757 AD, with harmonious buildings and a ginko tree reputed to be over 1,000 years old. The Shrine also hosts the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival each July with colourful floats. Strangely, there is a Japanese version of Manneken Pis.

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Lusby, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So you're walking among tall buildings everywhere and bam, there's a temple. Very well preserved, active with temple activities and very crowded with tourists. Attractive buildings, statues and water features.

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Camberwell, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to a Shrine is a major part of any guided tour in Japan from our experience each one is different and colourful

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This very ancient shrine is close to many hotels in Fukuoka; the architecture is astounding.The gardens are lovely. It is an authentic experience!

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Windsor, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a beautiful shrine. This is a Shinto shrine so you see statues of deities to protect the shrine. Near it, is a 1,000 year old Gingko tree.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One may miss finding this shrine if did not venture into the inner streets. However, the shrine has got a few entrances and I chanced upon the side just within walking distance from Canal City. Kushida shrine provides much more sights than the other shrines and like they said, the thicker the rope in front of the shrine, the more... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

we walked here from canal city, theres a shopping walking street (sheltered) small local stores... then we stumbled across this shrine, theres a japanese wedding at that time so its crowded... nice feeling to this shrine, you wouldnt need more than 30mins at this shrine

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