Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka

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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 .
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  • It is a shrine that becomes the starting point of Hakata Gion Yamakasa in July. When you enter from the Tenjin shopping street side, you will feel the feeling that enters from the back, and you will feel the solemnity when you enter from the front side.
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  • A lovely place to end a walk around Hakata Old Town area. Shrine dates back to 757AD. You're supposed to drink the well water where the 3 cranes stand for longetivity and eternal youth - but it didn't...  more »
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  • 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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