Only about 5 minutes away from Tochijo Temple, you’ll find yourself at Kushida Shrine! Also known by the locals as, “Okushida-san”, it is widely known for the summer festival – Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival.
Similar to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, it has those orange pillars – just a bit smaller with a lot less people!
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How to get to Kushida Shrine?
Address: 1-41, Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
- 8 minutes walk from “Nakasu-kawabata” or “Gion” station
- Or if you’re coming from Tochoji Temple, it’s only a 5 minute walk
Contact No.: 092-291-2951
Open (Main Hall): 4pm to 10pm
FREE OF CHARGE
The description says:
“According to oral tradition, Kushida Shrine was constructed in 757. The god of the shrine is the tutelary deity of the residents of Hakata. Nationally renowned festivals are held at the shrine every year. These include the “Hakata Dontaku Festival (with Matsubayashi musical accompaniment),” “Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival” and “Hakata Okunchi Festival”.
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