This shrine is the tutelary shrine for the town of
Hakata and was founded in the Heian Era(an era starting
in 794 and lasting apporximately 400 years).It is a
popular shrine with is the starting point if the Oiyama
event geld in July 15,the last day if the Hakata Gion
Yamakasa festival.Ither attractions include a permanently
exhibited straw hat which is covered with decorations
and the Hakata Historical Museum.
- Get off at Gion Subway Station,2 minutes by foot.
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