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Kushida Shrine


The Shrine of Hakata Gion Yamagasa Fastival 


Located in located in Hakata nearby Canal City Hakata and was built in 757

as a guardian deity of Halata.

The most exciting summer festival in KyushuHakata Gion Yamagasa is held in the shrine in July. 


The tall Kazari Yamakasa, a luxuriously decorated float, is always displayed.  
The float was constructed without using even a single nail.
The Oi Yamakasa, in which floats weighing over a ton race through the streets
of Hakata carried on

the shoulders of 26 people, presents a dynamic spectacle of bravery and strength that attracts

many spectators.

The shrine is also famous as place of Setsubun ceremony ( Bean throwing ceremony) which is held

on February 3rd every year.



                Torii gate



          Shrine main building


       Deity of Shito





           Sacred Crane Well



   Fortune telling piece of paper


           Donation of Sake


      Hakata Gion Yamakawa


      Yamakawa decoration


     Yamakawa decoration

              Red Torii

         1,000 years Ginkgo tree  

            Shrine precinct



Location of Fukuoka-city    




General information  

Address 1-41 Kamikawabata, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

5 minutes walk from Subway Gion station

7 minutes walk from Subway Nakasu kawabata station

15 minutes walk from JR Hakata station

Open hours 4:00 to 22:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days


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