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Kamado Shrine

The upper shrine is on top of Mt. Homan, the lower shrine at the base of the mountain. It is believ…

Fukuoka City Neighborhoods

Syougonji temple

Shogonji Temple is a Zen temple with a long history located approximately six minute walk from the …

East Area

Hakata Sennen-no Mon

Hakata Sennen-no Mon is a welcome gate to lead tourists visiting Hakata to the temple town area whe…

Hakata Area

Fukuoka Castle and Korokan Information Facility “Sannomaru Square”

The ancient guesthouse “Korokan” and “Fukuoka Castle” from which the geographical name of Fukuoka w…

Ohori/Ropponmatsu Area

Fukuoka Jo Mukashi Tanbo Kan (Fukuoka Castle History Exploration Hall)

Fukuoka Jo Mukashi Tanbo Kan (Fukuoka Castle History Exploration Hall) opened on the site of Fukuok…

Ohori/Ropponmatsu Area

Toka Ebisu Shrine

Located inside Higashi Park at Yoshizuka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City. It is said that the man named Ta…

Hakata Area

Korokan Historical Museum

“Korokan” was one of the ancient guest houses for foreign diplomats, built in Heian period (794-118…

Ohori/Ropponmatsu Area

Noh Theater of Sumiyoshi Shrine

This genuine Japanese style wooden theater for Noh plays is designated as an important cultural pro…

Hakata Area

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

The shrine is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane who is known as the god of learning, it is busy all t…

Fukuoka City Neighborhoods

Komyozenji temple

Komyozenji is a Zen temple founded in 1273 by a Buddhist priest called Tetsugyu Enshin, former nobl…

Fukuoka City Neighborhoods

Kihinkan Hall (old municipal guest palace of Fukuoka Prefecture)

This building was constructed in 1910 as a guest palace for those visiting the 13th Kyushu and Okin…

Nakasu-Kawabata Area

Suikyo Tenmangu Shrine

The name of Tenjin, the largest commercial district in Kyushu, derives from the name of god enshrin…

Tenjin/Yakuin Area

Gokoku Shrine

This is a shrine founded for the safety and well-being of our nation and situated in a leafy area n…

Ohori/Ropponmatsu Area

Sumiyoshi Shrine

This shrine is dedicated to the gods of Sokotsutsuo-no-kami, Nakatsutsuo-no-kami and Uwatsutsuo-no-…

Hakata Area

Shikaumi Shrine

This shrine is dedicated to three gods of sea. The surrounding area used to belong to an ancient po…

East Area

Kego Shrine

This shrine is dedicated to the gods of Kamukahobi-no-mikoto, Ohkahobi-no-mikoto and Yasomagatsuhi-…

Tenjin/Yakuin Area

Kushida Shrine

This grand tutelary shrine of Hakata is widely known and people warmly refer to it as “Okushida-san…

Nakasu-Kawabata Area

Kashiigu Shrine

Enshrines emperor Chuai, empress Jingu, the mother of emperor Oujin, and the Sumiyoshi Daijin (thre…

East Area

Atago Shrine

This is the oldest shrine in Fukuoka City and one of Japan’s three major shrines dedicated to the g…

West, Itoshima Area

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Kuroda Nagamasa, the first lord of Fukuoka province, started constructing Fukuoka castle in 1601 an…

Ohori/Ropponmatsu Area

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