Kushida Shrine

Kushida Shrine has the longest history as a village shrine in Fukuoka City. Shrines for each of Shinto’s three gods (Amaterasu Omikami, Ohatanushi no Omikami, and Susano no Omikami) were built in 757 AD and 941 AD. These shrines were broad and magnificent; however, they were destroyed by fire in battle. The present shrine was rebuilt as part of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s reconstruction of Hakata in 1587. The shrine is fervently revered as “Okushida-sama”, god of immortality and success in business. It is also the starting point of “Oiyama”, the crowning event in the finale of Fukuoka’s most famous festival, “Hakata Gion Yamakasa”.

*About the Shrine: Originally built in 757 AD
*Accessibility: Wheelchair ramp

Address 812-0026 1-41 Kamikawabata Town, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:092-291-2951 
Kushida Shrine
Parking Available; 100 vehicles
Access By subway – A 5 minute walk from Gion Subway Station
By bus – A 2 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Canal City Mae” stop
Area Fukuoka Area
Genre Shrines and Temples (History and Culture)

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