Shrine Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Hakozaki-gu Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihigashiku Hakozaki 1-22-1
    Also known as “Hakozaki Hachiman-gu Shrine,” alongside Usa Hachiman-gu Shrine and Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine this is one of the three great Hachiman-gu Shrines of Japan. Emperor Ojin is the main enshrined deity, along with Empress Jingu and Tamayori-hime. In Nishioku there is the “Ajisai Garden” and “Shinen Flower Park,” with spring being the best time to see peonies, and the early summer best for hydrangeas. The “Tamaseseri Festival” that takes place each January 3 is a famous festival in which there are two wooden balls that represent yin and yang and bring good fortune and the contestants vie over the “yang” ball.

    We were lucky to watch the ceremony marking the first day of the Hojoya Festival in the evening of September 12 and the procession of the portable shrines. We did not actually have the time to see...

  • Chikuzen Ichinomiya Sumiyoshi Jinja Shrine
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    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Hakata-ku Sumiyoshi 3-1-51
    A shrine in Sumiyoshi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. This is said to be the oldest of the nearly 2000 Sumiyoshi Shrines nation wide and enshrines the three Sumiyoshi Sanjin deities, Sokotsutsu no onokami, Nakatsutsu no onokami, and Uwatsutsu no onokami. At a yearly festival held from October 12th to 14th there's a children parade, horse archery, and child sumo.

    Within walking distance from Hakata Sta. We found this shrine very peaceful and unusual in that it is an older shrine honoring the God of Sumo. We were lucky enough to see junior Sumo wrestlers...

  • Miyajidake-jinja Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukutsushi Miyajimotomachi 7-1
    This Shinto shrine is dedicated to Empress Jingu, Katsumura-no-Okami and Katsuyori-no-Okami. A large number of visitors come to pay homage to the gods of business success, road safety and family security. The special shimenawa rope hung at the inner shrine is 11 meters long and weighs 3 tons, making it Japan’s largest. The Okunomiya Fudo Jinja Shrine at the back of the shrine is located inside a large stone chamber belonging to the Maruzuka Kofun ancient tomb. Twice a year, the sun setting into the sea shines a light on the torii gate and road up to the shrine, creating a “road of light” leading to the shrine. This appears in February and October, so be sure to visit after checking the schedule.

    I just loved this shrine, was so peaceful, the chill of the air was just right so walking around the shrines was at ease. for those who cant walk the steps there is a few cars paces at the top, some...

  • Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Dazaifushi Saifu 4-7-1
    The head shrine of 12,000 Shinto shrines across the country dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, known as the god of scholarship. The shrine’s origin lies in the deification of when Michizane, who passed away in this area in 903, was later deified and the main shrine building dedicated to him was erected in 919. The shrine’s charms, said to bring success in academic affairs, and paper talismans themed after the famous Tobiume plum tree said to have flown to the shrine in yearning for Michizane, are popular purchases among visitors. The best time to see the 6,000 Chinese plum trees on the shrine’s grounds is from the end of January to the beginning of March. A five-minute walk from Dazaifu Station.

    観光客の動線にはいって天満宮の裏手になる場所です。展示は建物の地下で博多人形で菅原道真の生涯を展示してあります。人形を使った展示なせいかわかりやすく、意外におもしろい場所だと思いました。天満宮から足を伸ばしてもよい場所です。

  • Mekari Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Moji 3492
    This Shinto shrine, located in Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City gets its name from the Mekari-shinji, a Shinto ritual designated an Intangible Cultural Property by the prefecture. The shrine is dedicated to the goddess Hime Okami. Facing the sea, the shrine is believed to grant worshipers maritime and traffic safety and is visited by large numbers of visitors seeking these boons.

    This Shinto shrine, which is located at the north end of Kyushu, is well known for its ritual called Mekari Shinji. From this place, you can enjoy a nice view of Kanmon Strait.

  • Munakata Taisha Nakatsumiya Shirine
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    Fukuoka Munakata-shi Oshima 1811
    This grand shrine is located about a 20-minute drive from Wakamiya Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway in Munakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture. It consists of separate shrines to Tagorihime-no-kami, Tagitsuhime-no-kami, and Ichikishimahime-no-kami, respectively. These three goddesses, who are children of the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu-omikami, are referred to as the Munakata Sanjoshin. The grand shrine's grounds include a main shrine, each of the individual shrines, and the Shinhokan, which houses and exhibits 80,000 national treasures. There is also the Takamiya Saijo, an ancient ceremony site traditionally believed to be the place where the Munakata Sanjoshin descended to earth. The shrine serves as a venue for traditional Japanese wedding ceremonies. It also accepts requests for yakudoshibarai (exorcisms of unlucky years) and holds many events all year long.

    Came here by private tour. The shrine is a combination of three Shinto shrines in Fukuoka, Japan. These are Hetsu-gu, Nakatsu-gu and Okitsu-gu. The main shrine is hetsu-gu, god for traffic safety...

  • Kushida-jinja Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Kamikawabatamachi 1-41
    A Shinto shrine dedicated to Amaterasu (left shrine), Ohatanushi (central shrine), and Susanoo (right shrine); and the oldest patron shrine of Hakata. Famous for the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival held in July, the stunning yamakasa floats used in the festival are on permanent display on the shrine’s grounds. The waters of the Well of the Crane of the Miraculous Spring which well up from beneath the main shrine building are said to grant health and long life and are quite the attraction for tourists and locals alike.

    櫛田神社境内から山笠展示してある所にあります。博物館があるから見ておこうという気軽な感じで入りました。 平日の開館時間に入ったので人が少なく博物館の方にじっくりと説明してもらえました。博多祇園山笠について相当詳しくなりました。また、古い神社なので、お宝も沢山説明付きで見させてもらいました。実は申請してないだけで国宝級のお宝なのにビックリしました。1000年近く前の日本刀やお金など山笠以外の展示も興...

  • Munakata Grand Shrine Hetsu-miya
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    Fukuoka Munakata-shi Tashima 2331

    日本史で習う遣唐使遣隋使が命懸けで日本海を渡る時に安全を祈願した宗像三女神の三女市杵島姫神いちきしまひめのかみを祀る場所。 世界遺産であるにも関わらずひっそりと厳かに佇むご本社。 回りに商業施設もないし宗像の人達は観光地化するのを嫌っているのではないかと思えますが、 素晴らしい神社です。 団体でより少人数の個人お詣りに行くのが良いと感じます。

  • Gokoku Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Ropponmatsu 1-1-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. The shrine is dedicated to all those connected to Fukuoka Prefecture who have sacrificed themselves for the country in battle from the Meiji restoration to the Pacific War. The shrine prays for the continued peace of the Japanese nation and is said to grant worshippers peace and prosperity in the household as well as traffic safety. Facing the Ohori Park and Fukuoka Castle Ruins, the shrine's raw timber torii gate, standing at the head of the approach on the park side, is 13 meters tall and its pillars are 160 centimeters in diameter, making it the biggest of its kind in Japan.

    Fukuoka Gokoku Shrine is located beside the ruins of Fukuoka Castle. It is also not far from Ohori Park. Lake many other Gokoku shrines, it is also dedicated to the fallen soldiers. The precinct is...

  • Suitengu Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Senoshitamachi 265-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Kurume City. The head shrine of all Suitengu shrines nationwide, the shrine is dedicated to Amenominakanushi-no kami, Emperor Antoku, Takakura Taira no Chugu (Taira no Tokuko), and Nii no ama (Taira no Tokiko). Worshipers pray at the shrine daily for a safe childbirth, to be blessed with children, and for charm against drowning and maritime safety, in addition to bringing newborn babies to the shrine to be blessed. During the shrine's major festival, held from May 5 to 7 each year, local elementary school students perform the ritual Urayasu no Mai dance at the main shrine building.

    二月の戌の日に伺いました。 朝一番で伺いましたが、他にも結構お客さんがいらっしゃいました。 腹帯を購入して、お祓いをお願いしました。 きっと安産になると思いました。

  • Hikosan-jingu Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Tagawagunsoedamachi Hikosan 1
    A Shinto shrine located in Tagawa County, Fukuoka Prefecture. Said to have once prospered as one of Japan's three great centers of the Shugendo syncretic faith, the shrine is dedicated to the gods embodied by Mt. Kita, Mt. Naka, and Mt. Minami, the only such shrine in the prefecture. Since ancient times, the shrine has been believed to aid agricultural production, mine and factory safety, and luck in victory. A variety of seasonal festivals and rituals are conducted at the shrine to pray for industrial, including the shrine's annual major festival on September 28.

    Hikosan Shrine is well worth the visit. The day i was there was a winter midweek day. Not many other people around, that made it even more special.

  • Koinoki Shrine (Mizuta Tenmangu Shrine)
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    Fukuoka Pref. Chikugoshi Mizuta 62-1
    A subordinate shrine located on the grounds of the Mizuta Tenmangu shrine in Chikugo City, Fukuoka Prefecture. This Shinto shrine is dedicated to the love god Koi-no-Mikoto. Famous for providing worshippers luck in finding love and marriage, visitors can purchase koi-mikuji (fortune slips which will tell their love fortunes), koinoki-ema (votive tablets to offer in prayer for love), and heart shaped charms. The Koi Musubi Festival, a love festival, is held at the shrine on July 7, attracting large numbers of visitors.

    水田天満宮と恋木神社。こじんまりした可愛らしい神社です。 JR羽犬塚駅から散歩がてら歩いて25分くらい。いい散歩でした。 御朱印は3タイプ。申込み用紙を記入し御朱印帳と共に巫女さんにお願いするシステムです。 テレビでやってた人気のお守りは売り切れでした。

  • Umi Hachimangu Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kasuyagunumimachi Umi 1-1-1
    "A Shinto shrine dedicated to Emperor Ojin located in Kasuya County, Fukuoka Prefecture. Two great camphor trees grow on the grounds called ""Yufuta no Mori"" and ""Kinukake no Mori"" which have been designated National Natural Monuments. Famous for granting worshippers safe childbirth, the shrine sees many visitors."

    The place now Umi Hachimangu stands is reportedly the birthplace of Emperor Oujin, the father of Emperor Nintoku, who is famous for its huge burial mound. Emperor Oujin is also the God of Hachimangu...

  • Shikaumi-jinja Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihigashiku Shikashima 877
    A Shinto shrine sitting on Shika Island in Fukuoka City’s Higashi Ward. Enshrining the three gods of the sea called the Watatsumi Sanjin, the shrine has attracted faithful across Japan since ancient times as the head shrine of sea god worship. Located on a small hill, visitors can get a sweeping view of the Genkai Sea from the shrine’s grounds. The grounds are also filled with points of interest such as small Hokyoin pagodas designated Important Prefectural Tangible Cultural Properties as well as the first in a serious of stone monuments commemorating the poems of the Man’yoshu, Japan’s oldest collection of poetry. Shika Island is connected to the mainland, making it possible to visit the shrine by buss, but visitors can also take a municipal ferry from Bayside Place on Hakata Port.

    Shikaumi Shrine is located on Shikanoshima island; attached by a sandbar to Fukuoka, Japan; surprisingly included as part of the city. This shrine is the top shrine to the sea deity and is worshiped...

  • Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Kitanomachinaka 3267
    A Shinto shrine located in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The shrine is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, god of scholarship. Also famously connected to a legend concerning Michizane and a kappa, a mythical beast, the shrine possesses what is said to be the preserved hand of a kappa. The shrine's Okunchi fall festival, held each year in October, has been designated a National Intangible Cultural Property and attracts a great number of visitors.

    The Shrine was walking distance from our hotel. Nice to walk around and learned the history of the shrine. The shrine is associated with Tenjin, the kami Shinto god of education, one of the the...

  • Kamado-jinja Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Dazaifushi Uchiyama 883
    A Shinto shrine dedicated to Tamayori-hime, mother of Emperor Jinmu, Kamado Shrine has attracted believed seeking assistance with love and protection from harm since ancient times. Located at the foot of Mt. Homanzan, the shrine is also renowned for the beauty of its cherry blossoms in spring and fall foliage in autumn and the grounds throng with visitors during these times. The shrine’s Musubi-no-ito, red string talismans for love, are popular with those who wish for luck in love.
  • Sakurai Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Itoshimashi Shimasakurai 4227
    A Shinto shrine located in Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Founded by Kuroda Tadayuki, the second lord of Fukuoka Domain, the shrine served as a base for the Shinto faith in the region. The Sakurai Daijingu Shrine is also located southwest of the main shrine and enshrines a portion of the deity enshrined at the famous Ise Jingu shrine. Each year between late April and early May on the Sunday of the spring tide, a festival is held to celebrate the replacing of the giant sacred rope connecting the Sakurai Futamigaura Husband and Wife Rocks.
  • Daizenji Tamataregu Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Daizenjimachi Miyamoto 1463-1
    Located around five minutes' walk from Daizenji Station on the Nishitetsu Railway Tenjin Omuta Line, Daizenji Tamataregu Shrine is an ancient Shinto shrine dedicated to Tamatare-no-mikoto, Hachiman Okami and Sumiyoshi Okami. The Shrine originally combined Shinto and Buddhist worship, but during the anti-Buddhist movement in the Meiji period (1868-1912) the Buddhist Daizen-ji Temple was dis-established, leaving the shrine as it is today; there are still some vestiges of the old temple, including the Bell Tower and Amida-do Hall. Oniyo Fire Festival is a spectacular fire festival which takes place on January 7th every year, and which is one of the three biggest fire festivals in Japan; it involves a procession of six huge Taimatsu torches, and has been designated as National Important Intangible Cultural Heritage.

    We went for the Daizenji Tamataregu No Oniyo - 1600 year old ceremony to exorcise evil spirits at the beginning of the year (7 JAN`18). Basically men in loincloths carrying really big torches...

  • Kashiigu Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihigashiku Kashi 4-16-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City. Dedicated to Emperor Chuai, the 14th emperor of Japan, and to Empress Jingu, the shrine holds a major festival in January, the month in which the two passed away. Built in the distinctive kashii-zukuri style, the main shrine building has been designated a National Important Cultural Property. The shrine conducts a variety of festivals and rituals, including a regular festival held on October 29, a festival to pray for good harvests, a ceremonial offering of rice to the gods, and parishioners' festivals in spring and fall.
  • Kego-jinja Shrine
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 2-2-20
    A Shinto shrine located in the heart of Fukuoka City. Believed to provide protection against disease and disaster, the shrine is visited by many seeking to improve their fortunes and ward away evil. The shrine was moved to its current location in 1608 by Kuroda Nagamasa, the first lord of Fukuoka Domain, due to the construction of Fukuoka Castle.

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The most northerly of Kyushu island's prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan's most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture's capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country - a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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