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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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  • There seems that blows the "kamikaze" during long time ago ran former hit Japan, destroyed the enemy in "謂ware say in the world after Japan blows kamikaze, the God's" language was born from this shrine and legend. Located near the University.
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  • Great shrine of history. From the letter at the gate you victory! Decision that comes through. Better Rugby and sports teams come to the shrine. Wedding Hall is quite large shrine.
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  • Accommodation near La on the way passing on in a minute. This is quite deulreossdeon but the passing length friggin is renowned for. First of all a gentleman got a spectacular early morning in albeit a lot of Japanese people praying in the shrine and the color was different. And finish in any event and it was a fresh experience. And the huge statue and a small pond is the new hot composition. It looks like a great place to take pictures.
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