Kushida Shrine Travel Guide

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

Nearby Restaurants



At this Fukuoka restaurant you can devour seafood so fresh that it’s still moving on your plate!
Dinner: ¥5,000-10,000

Hakata no Ouka

From the first mouthwatering sizzle of steak hitting the teppanyaki grill, to the final tender bite, expect the highest quality experience at this specialty Kobe beef restaurant in Fukuoka.
Lunch: ¥10,000-40,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-40,000

Shin-Gi-Tai Wolf Hakata

Soft-shell turtle hotpot and grilled blowfish are novel menu items for even seasoned foodies, but Shin-gi-tai Wolf makes these dishes feel as accessible and tasty as home cooking in its cleanly designed dining space.
Dinner: ¥10,000-19,999

Hakata Hodoyoshi

Active in the competitive Hakata restaurant scene for over 60 years, this restaurant serves up local seafood delicacies like longtooth grouper and fugu pufferfish, alongside Kagoshima kuroge wagyu beef and kurobuta pork.
Dinner: ¥10,000-20,000

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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