Fukukoa's Kushida Shrine is considered the most important shrine in the whole prefecture. Its founding, which was more than 1000 years ago, was a point in time when the Hakata Ward was the go-to venue for trade and diplomatic affairs.
One of the historical figures that are being honored by the shrine is Ohata Nushina no mikoto, a kami who is regarded as the ancestors of Is Jingu's priests.
A fun time to visit the shrine is around early and mid July. It's where they host the annual Yamakasa Gion Matsuri, one of the biggest festivals in the prefecture.
It's a 500 meters southwest of Gion Station (Subway Airport Line).
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