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. Arrange your visit to Sumiyoshi Shrine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fukuoka using our Fukuoka trip itinerary builder .
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  • Within a short walk from Hakata station. Honden is designated the divine atmosphere. There at the end, together pay a visit can be.
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  • Simple and rather small shrine compared to many others but have a heartwarming feel to it. Was abit troublesome when raining due to the puddles and almost got my shoes wet. But overall good experience...  more »
  • You can walk from Hakata station. Could come in very quiet and solemn atmosphere. In vivid colors, and are worth a look.
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  • Lovely calm refuge in the middle of the city. However, infested with mosquitoes ! We walked thru the area with the red "gates" and literally got attacked by several mosquitoes at the same time. So don't forget some repellent !
  • A bit spooky when it rains but a good walk through.
  • 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.
  • Shinto shrine in surounded by a small forest like park. Peaceful and relaxing.
  • Peaceful shrine in Fukuoka. Loved my visit here.

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