Kego Shrine
[Visit,Knowing Fukuoka]
Tenjin(Chuo-ku)

Summary

Kego Shrine

This shrine is dedicated to the gods of Kamukahobi-no-mikoto, Ohkahobi-no-mikoto and Yasomagatsuhi-no-kami. The shrine was named after a defense facility of Dazaifu called Keigo-sho, which was sited near Korokan (ancient guesthouse for diplomats). You can find the name in Manyoshu (an ancient collection of poetry) and the shrine used to be the sites of such historical events as the revolt of Fujiwara Sumitomo and Toi invasion. Generations of local lords deeply worshipped this shrine as a tutelary shrine of Fukuoka castle and as a god of childbirth (Ubugami) of Kuroda Tadayuki, the second lord of the province. It is conveniently located in the central part of Tenjin and adjoined by Kego Park, an urban oasis for local people.

Address 2-2-20, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Access By Subway: Get off at Tenjin Station & 3 minutes walk.
By Bus: Take Nishitetsu bus and get off at Tenjin Kego Jinja/Mitsukoshi-mae stop
By Trian: Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station.
TEL 092-771-8551
URL http://www.kegojinja.or.jp/
Open Hours 9:00~19:00
MAP CODE 13318128*52