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Sumiyoshi Shrine, Fukuoka

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Traverse the iconic and supposedly spiritually cleansing bridge at Sumiyoshi Shrine, the city's iconic shrine. One of the oldest in the country, it probably dates back to 211 CE, a flagship of a network of some 2,000 Sumiyoshi shrines nationwide. The main shrine represents the oldest example of Sumiyoshi-zukuri architecture, characterized by a straight, uncomplicated roof, gabled entrance, and simple vermillion-and-white interior. Head to the intricately rendered gardens for a peaceful spot to relax and reflect, watching the koi and terrapins in the pond. To visit Sumiyoshi Shrine on your holiday in Fukuoka, and find out what else Fukuoka has to offer, use our Fukuoka vacation builder.
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  • I stopped by on the walk of Hakata. Located about 10 minutes ' walk from Hakata station. Some Sumo-related ones were installed.
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  • Sumiyoshi shrine is in the heart of a place like this? It was fine enough. Men's favors. He is also a decent photo op, I guess.
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  • Go for a walk in the morning and a beautiful shrine. We went on a weekend here, even with a lot of the traditional wedding was watching. This is where the fishermen going out to sea before a Bill is referred to as the southern gentleman sailor. Then there are also the meaning remains in the middle of the middle of the baby was his and well covered in the middle of the PIN loose tree branches in the middle of the beautiful trees in the yard filled with MOSS.
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  • When I came to japan first time I face lot of problems I was so stressed here. I found this place In that situation when I went to there I feel so peaceful.. that place has magical power I think ,I always going to there and my mind is became clear .. after stay some hours there, I think if you going to fukuoka you must go there it is very beautiful and peaceful place .. and ancient also.. go there and stay some hours u will definitely falling love with that place.
  • Easy to access from hakata station. Their lucky charms are so cute (safe travel/ dreams come true)
  • This is a wooded shrine with fragrant camphor scent and Gagaku 雅樂 music permeating its serene atmosphere. Highly recommended.
  • Very easily accessible by local bus. You need to go to Hakata Bus terminal and it is a 10 min walk. A very peaceful place. A must visit if you happen to be in Fukuoka.
  • Relatively close to Hakata station. A nice place to start your journey in Fukuoka.

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