Complete Shrine Visiting Experience in Kitakyushu

合計時間 : 2.5 hours

What To Expect

Located right under Wakato Bridge in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka, then the longest bridge in the East, this shrine boasts more than 1000 years of history. Legend has it that the shrine was built around 1800 years ago to enshrine a glowing stone found at the bottom of the sea by Takeuchinosukune, a faithful servant of Emperor Chuai and Empress Jingu. The divine stone is said to be still sitting in the innermost of the shrine's main building.

Visiting shrines and temples is one of the most popular tourist activities in Japan. Simply strolling around the serene grounds and taking pictures of the age-old structures already makes for a great experience, but if you are willing to take a little more time and understand the manners and customs long observed by the Japanese, your shrine visits will be even more enjoyable! During this 2.5-hour session, not only will you be able to get a tour of a time-honored shrine with an informative commentary by the chief priest, you get to enjoy fun traditions like drawing "omikuji" fortunes and writing your wishes on "ema" tablets. You can also create your own "goshuincho", a seal book that will make your shrine/temple hopping even more memorable one. If you want a comprehensive shrine visiting experience in Kyushu, look no further!

I'm the chief priest of a time-honored shinto shrine in Kitakyushu City. I used to be a businessman working in the pharmaceutical industry, but 10 years ago, I thought "You only live once, why not try it?" and decided to jump into the wonderful world of Shinto. There's still a lot for me to learn, but thanks to my secular background, I can share intriguing facts and answer questions from visitors' point of view. As Kitakyushu has become a port of call for big cruise ships, I'm beyond excited to show many overseas guests beautiful Japanese culture and tradition through visiting our shrine.

Additional Info

・If you want to cover your goshuincho with particular paper or cloth, feel free to bring it.
・All children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
・Please make sure to always communicate through wasabijp. In order to protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the wasabijp website.
・If you feel unwell or are under the influence of alcohol at the time of arrival, you will not be able to join our experience.
・Please make sure to arrive on time. If you arrive late, you may not be able to join us, as the end time cannot be extended to make up for late arrivals.

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