Dedicated to the god of war and good fortune, Hakozaki Shrine 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. Use our Fukuoka itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Hakozaki Shrine and other attractions in Fukuoka.
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地下鉄箱崎駅のすぐ近くにあり、非常に便利な場所。元寇に絡んで、勝負ごとの祈願に良いと言われている。観光客が多いわけでもないので、時間があればぜひ訪れると良い。 more »It is very convenient location in the immediate vicinity of Hakozaki subway station. It is said that it is good for the prayer of each game because it is involved in the marshal. There are not many tourists, so if you have time, it's a good place to visit.
地下鉄の箱崎宮駅から徒歩すぐです。駅から広い参道を進んでいくと、江戸初期に黒田長政が建立したといわれる重要文化財の一の鳥居があります。境内を進むと安土桃山時代に建立された立派な楼門があります。扁額には、元寇の際に亀山天皇が祈願した「敵国降伏」の文字が刻まれています。また、境内には亀山上皇の巨大な木造があります。三大八幡宮の一つらしく立派な神社でした。 more »It is a short walk from Hakozakinomiya subway station. As you follow the wide approach from the station, you will find the torii gate, one of the important cultural properties that Kuroda Nagamasa is said to have built in the early Edo period. If you go through the precincts, you will find a splendid tower gate built in the Azuchi-Momoyama period. On the flat forehead, the letter "Enemy Country Surrender" that Emperor Kameyama prayed for during the Genroku is engraved. In addition, there is a huge wooden of Kameyama Kamiko in the precincts. It was a splendid shrine like one of the three great Hachimangu shrines.
At September, we went to the “放生会”! The atmosphere was great, good food good staff and good people (over ten thousands people eating and walking on street but no rubbish on floor, you can imagine how they were behaved well). However, no rubbish and no washroom, it was not very convenient for people to go for eating street food and drinking. Although there were 200 shops but most of the food and drinks were repeating. Anyway it was a really great experience during the mid autumn.
Very well-maintained shrine and beautiful gate. Comfortable neighborhood to walk around. Good big supermarket nearby. Cozy area.
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