Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine

Travel Guide - Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine


Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine in Hakata is the first shrine of 2,129 Sumiyoshi-jinja shrines in Japan and is said to be one of the oldest Shinto shrine in Kyushu.
The shrine is dedicated to the Sumiyoshi-Daijin, the guardian god of sailors.

The present main shrine, restored by Kuroda Nagamasa in 1623 and now designated as an important cultural property, retains the typical "Sumiyoshi-zukuri" style of architecture.
The shrine's crypress-wood Noh stage, built in 1938, is also famous.

Opening Hours

  • 6:00 - 21:00


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from JR Hakata Station

Address / Location

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