Kusida-jinja Shrine

Kusida-jinja Shrine © PIXTA

Kusida-jinja Shrine

This shrine is one of the most familiar places to the locals. According to the legend, the shrine was founded in 757. Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is dedicated to this shrine and is known throughout the country. During this festival, people of Hakata prayed to spend the summer safely. Yamakasa means a large and bright mikoshi decorated with dolls and flowers, copies of the shrine etc. Design is changed every year. This is one of the biggest kunchi festivals along with Nagasaki and Karasu. Kunchi is a festival of harvest. On the premises there is also a 1000 years old gingko tree with two monumental tablets of the Mongolian invasion on its foot. The place where they were found is unknown, however they are considered Important Cultural Properties of Fukuoka.


7 minutes from Gion Station on Fukuoka Airport Line. 15 minutes from Hakata Station, 10 minutes if you take a bus from the bus terminal. The closest bus stop is "Canal City Hakata", 2 minutes. 

Description: Kusida-jinja Shrine

Sights Kusida-jinja Shrine (櫛田神社)
Address Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka-shi, Hakata-ku, Kamikawa, Mizuho-machi 1-41
Phone / Fax Phone: 092-291-2951
Duration 1Hour(s)
Closed dates 7 days open
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Kusida-jinja Shrine