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- Atago Shrine
2-7-1, Atago, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City
This is the oldest shrine in Fukuoka City and one of Japan’s three major shrines dedicated to the god of Atago. It is located on the hill in the west to the mouth of Muromigawa River and used to be called Washio Shrine, which was dedicated to two gods. Other two gods were later newly enshrined an...
- Iimori Shrine
609, Iimori, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City
This shrine dedicated to 3 gods as the grand shrine of old 7 municipalities in Sawara-ku. It once consisted of three different shrines and each its own shrine status and the whole Iikura Mountain were considered holy sites. The shrine used to own a vast area around mountain with over 300 towns. T...
- Kashiigu Shrine
4-16-1 Kashii, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City
Enshrines emperor Chuai, empress Jingu, the mother of emperor Oujin, and the Sumiyoshi Daijin (three Shinto gods).The shrine was built by empress Jingu to console the soul of emperor Chuai who died during his journey in the west. Kashii flourished as a trade port after the decline of Korokan (Int...
- Kushida Shrine
1-41, Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
This grand tutelary shrine of Hakata is widely known and people warmly refer to it as “Okushida-san.”
It is dedicated to the gods of Ohatanushi-no-mikoto, Amaterasu-omikami and Susanowo-no-mikoto. According to tradition, in 757, when Emperor Koken was in the reign and Tairano Kiyomori designa...
- Kego Shrine
2-2-20, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
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 col...
- Shikaumi Shrine
877, Shikanoshima, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City
This shrine is dedicated to three gods of sea. The surrounding area used to belong to an ancient powerful clan who governed marine tribes. As you can read today in the poem inscribed on the stone monument on the shrine site, the shrine has long been worshipped as a guardian of the sea. The shrine...
- Sumiyoshi Shrine
3-1-51, Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
This shrine is dedicated to the gods of Sokotsutsuo-no-kami, Nakatsutsuo-no-kami and Uwatsutsuo-no-kami and it was officially designated in ancient time as one of the high ranked shrines. It was once admired as the greatest shrine of Chikuzen area (northern part of the present Fukuoka prefecture)...
- Hakozaki Shrine
1-22-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka
This is one of the three major shrines dedicated to Hachiman god, along with Iwashimizu Hachiman Shrine and Usa Hachiman Shrine. This shrine is also dedicated to three ancient emperors and empresses; Emperor Oujin, Empress Jingu and Tamayorihime-no-mikoto. It was founded in 923, with the transfer...
13-6, Gokusho-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
This is the temple of Rinzai school Daitokuji sect Buddhism and is also referred to by the name of Sekijozan. It is located at the end of the narrow alley, which runs from north to south in the east of Tochoji Temple. Getsudo Soki, who was the fellow disciple of the priest Daio Kokushi, founded t...
- Terumo Shrine
13-1, Nishi Koen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City
This shrine is dedicated to Kuroda Nagamasa, the first lord of Chikuzen Kuroda Clan, and his father Josui. The name of the temple derives from both of their Buddhist names. The shrine was originally located under the main castle keep tower of Fukuoka Castle. In 1871 it was moved to the site near ...
- Gokoku Shrine
1-1-1, Ropponmatsu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
This is a shrine founded for the safety and well-being of our nation and situated in a leafy area near Ohori Park and Fukuoka Castle ruins. It is dedicated to the spirits of war dead since Meiji Restoration. At the entrance of the approach is a large shrine gate of 13 meters in height, which is t...
- Suikyo Tenmangu Shrine
1-15-14, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
The name of Tenjin, the largest commercial district in Kyushu, derives from the name of god enshrined in this shrine.
It is the soul of Sugawara Michizane that is enshrined at Suikyo Tenmangu Shrine. At this shrine quietly nestled among the office buildings, the soul of Michizane has long been...
- Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
4-7-1, Saifu, Dazaifu
The shrine is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane who is known as the god of learning, it is busy all through the year with a lot of visitors praying for success in exams and academic achievement. 6000 plum trees are planted on the site and they start to decorate the shrine beautifully around early F...
- Toka Ebisu Shrine
7-1, Higashi koen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Located inside Higashi Park at Yoshizuka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City. It is said that the man named Takeuchi found a pair of divine statues of Ebisu and Daikoku at a beach on the way from Kashii shrine and Hakozaki shrine and then founded a shrine dedicated to those gods more than 400 years ago. Nat...
- New Year’s Visit to the Shrines in Fukuoka
New Years are an important event for Japanese.
From around the midnight of New Year's eve to the 3rd of January, people go out with family or friends to visit a shrine and pray for the health and happiness through the year.
The most popular shrines in Fukuoka includes Sumiyoshi Shrine, Kush...