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Hakozakigu, Fukuoka

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Dedicated to the god of war and good fortune, Hakozakigu represents one of the three great Hachiman temples in the country. Originally established in the 10th century, it sustained damage during the Mongol invasions of the 13th century. The Japanese managed to drive off invaders with the help of a divine wind, gaining the temple a burgeoning reputation. Nowadays, this reputation attracts annual visits from professional baseball teams and other local sporting organizations as they pray for victory. Take a peaceful stroll through the ample gardens surrounding the structure, and look out for Hakomatsu, a sacred and revered tree. The fenced-off pine signifies where Japanese emperor Ojin's placenta was buried after his birth. Work out when and for how long to visit Hakozakigu and other Fukuoka attractions using our handy Fukuoka vacation generator.
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  • Hakozakigu is beside Yawata (Kyoto) and Usa (Oita) one of three major Hachimangu shrines in Japan. A passageway from the seaside to the shrine is long and straight, and this gives you an idea how big ...  more »
  • Went on Sunday. when arrived, realized it was 357 festivals ( direct translate from banner ) - in which the kids go to Temple and pray for Good score at age 3, 5, 7 A nice experience to see kids dress...  more »
  • Wife really wanted to go to a festival and planned our trip to make sure we made this one. There were hundreds of stalls selling all different types of food, sweets, and games. The takoyaki and yakiso...  more »