Oct/12 - 14, 2019 Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival (Sumo Festival)3.5
from 10/12 '19 to 10/14 '19
Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival is said to have begun as a way of thanking the Sumiyoshi gods for the legendary Empress Jingu's safe return from Korea by holding sumo-wrestling and Yabusame archery matches.
Children wearing Heian-era clothes march in a parade, and intense, traditional Japanese archery while riding on horseback called yabusame will be held. Feel the excitement as elementary students battle it out to be the grand champion in the kid's sumo tournament.
Dates: October 12 - 14, 2019
Venue: Sumiyoshi Shrine
Address: 3-1-51 Sumiyoshi, Hakata, Fukuoka
Access: a 10-min walk from JR Hakata Station
Oct.14(Mon), 10:00a.m.~, 1:30p.m.~
Oct.12(Sat), 4:30p.m.~ Children Procession
Oct.13(Sun), 9:00a.m.~ Sumo Tournament
11:30a.m.~ Yabusame Archery
Purposesports,parade,spiritual places,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Hakata Sta. (about 800m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
3.05 months ago
Beautiful shrine in midst of forests of buildings. It feels like walking into a mountain from the first step past the main gate. A small local shrine good for a passby
4.0in the last week
A very peaceful place to visit.
5.03 months ago
Reached really early so there was no crowd. This shrine is dedicated to the God Sumiyoshi, who is the god OS sea faring and navigation.
5.06 months ago
The jews built an amazing place here. Google the Japanese are jews to understand what I mean..
4.08 months ago
I just approached the outside path and door guards as didn't want to disturb people at worship. On a quieter day would have gone in. Seemed like a nice place to observe other culture and enjoy some quiet contemplation.