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Kushida Shrine

One of the most famous Shinto shrines in Fukuoka, Kushida-jinja in the heart of the city is said to have been erected in the year 757 and features a 1000-year-old gingko tree and other attractions.
Nearby Food Experiences

Maki Zushi Rolled Sushi Cooking Class in a Japanese Home

from ¥ 7,500 per guest - 3 hours
WITH LUNCH

Hakata Ramen and Gyoza Home Cooking Class in Fukuoka

from ¥ 7,500 per guest - 3 hours
WITH LUNCH

Ginger Pork Japanese Home Cooking Class in Fukuoka

from ¥ 7,500 per guest - 3 hours
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Onigiri Bento Making Class in a Fukuoka Home

from ¥ 7,500 per guest - 3 hours
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Japanese Tea Tasting Experience in Fukuoka

from ¥ 10,000 per guest - 1.5 hours
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Sake Tasting Experience in Fukuoka with Obanzai

from ¥ 12,000 per guest - 1.5 hours
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Nearby Restaurants

Seimonbarai

Dinner: ¥6,000-7,999

Sushi Taro

Dinner: ¥15,000-19,999

L'Eau Blanche

Lunch: ¥10000-19999 - Dinner: ¥10000-20000

Nishinakasu Shiranita

Lunch: ¥5,000-9,999 - Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999

Home to the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival which is held annually in July, Kushida Shrine sees teams of 30 men carrying elaborately-decorated Kakiyama floats during the Oiyama race which begins at the shrine’s entrance. Another type of float, Kazariyama floats are decorated to portray mythological tales and events in Japanese history. Too tall to carry, they are ornamental fixtures at locations around Fukuoka City during the first half of July. The festival has been deemed an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan.

A fun cultural stop on any trip to Fukuoka, entrance is free and the shrine offers a few different attractions. When visiting Kushida Shrine, look out for the three crane statues flanking a trickling fountain; this well water is said to promote longevity. You can also test your strength by attempting to life the “Chikara Ishi” stone with the kanji “shiseki” (“trial stone” - 試石) carved into it.

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