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Kushida Shrine


The Shrine of Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival.  Located in Hakata nearby Canal City Hakata 

and was built in 757 as a guardian deity of Hakata. The most exciting summer festival in Kyushu, 

Hakata Gion Yamakasa 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 Shinto


      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



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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