Kushida shrine is located beside kawabata shopping center and walking distance to reisen park, canal city hakata and even don quijote and the 24hrs ichiran restaurant in nakasu. Very picturesque shrine within walking distance of Canal City. Accessible from the second floor footbridge that crosses the street from the North Building.
- 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, 812-0026, Kyushu
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According to tradition, in 757, when Emperor Koken was in the reign and Tairano Kiyomori designated Hakata port as a base of Japan-China trade, the shrine was built on the emperor’s order to share a god with Kushida shrine of Ise province (the present Mie prefecture).
Kushida-jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Dedicated to Amaterasu and Susanoo, it is said to have been founded in 757. The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is centred on the shrine.
- 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0026, Japan
- Drink Well Water. When visiting, follow the recommended course of visiting a shrine. Once you are done, head to the well surrounded by three cranes right by the shrine building.
- Check out the Festival Floats. When you explore Kushida Shrine, you will find the Kazari Yamakasa or large stationary festival floats, such as that in the above photo.
- Test your Strength with the Chikara Ishi. Head behind the Kazari Yamakasa and you will find several large stones all lined up. These stones are called the Chikara Ishi.
- Check this Year's Lucky Direction with the Eto Eho Ban. It is easy to miss it but you should also check out the Eto Eho Ban, which is situated right by the entrance gate.
The Kushida Jinja Shrine is a splendid example. Founded in 757 CE, it is dedicated to the god siblings of Amaterasu and Susanoo. It is by far the most cherished shrine in the area playing host to the Hakata Gion Yamakasa, the biggest festival in Fukuoka and one of the most entertaining of all Japan.
Kushida-jinja (櫛田神社) is a Shinto shrine located in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Dedicated to Amaterasu and Susanoo, it is said to have been founded in 757. The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is centred on the shrine.
FUKUOKA CULTURE 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.
Kushida Shrine is the grand tutelary shrine of Hakata, said to be the oldest shrine in Fukuoka City/Hakata, having been built over 1,000 years ago. It is beloved by the locals, who call it “ O-kushida-san (Ol’ Kushida).”
Oct 15, 2014 · Kushida is a mid-sized shrine in downtown Fukuoka that dates to 757, making it the oldest shrine in the city.