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Kushida Shrine

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It is the oldest shrine in Fukuoka City and known as the guardian shrine of the city. The longstanding divine virtues of "Kushida-sama" are said to be longevity and prosperity in business. It is the starting point of the final day's float race of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa, registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

More Information about Kushida Shrine

Street address

1-41 Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City

Access

  • 8 minutes by foot from the Nakasu-Kawabata or Gion subway station

Opening Hours

Worship hours: 4:00–22:00 (main shrine)

Closed

Website

https://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/en/event/?mode=detail&id=4000000000369&isSpot=1

Best season

All year

Point

・A highlight is the decorated kazari yamakasa, which are rebuilt on July 1 every year.
・ The row of Chikara Ishi (power stones) were once lifted up and originally used to predict the weather and crops, but it is now customary for sumo wrestlers to dedicate Chikara Ishi to the shrine. There is also a "challenge stone" that you can try to lift yourself.

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