Oct/12 - 14, 2019 Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival

Sightseeing information about Oct/12 - 14, 2019 Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival in Japan.

Oct/12 - 14, 2019 Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival (Sumo Festival)3.5

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 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

Shinto Ritual
Oct.12(Sat), 4:00p.m.~
Oct.13(Sun), 10:00a.m.~
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
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3.0a month ago

I love the shrine. Really chilled out and nice for a short trip with friends. I went there with my fellow class mates from Meiji Academy and they showed us around and told us a lot about the old history of this place. Very mystical.

4.0a week ago

Went on a weekday around lunch time. The place was not crowded and was very quiet and serene, peaceful and a great escape from the hustle of daily life! The area has many trees including fruit-bearing ones that attract birds

3.0a month ago

Nice and big area. In the middle of an urban area. Worth a try...

4.0a week ago

Tranquil shrine with a lovely garden pond and small bridge.

4.0a month ago

This shrine is a stroll from Hakata (Fukuoka Central Station) is not too far from Canal City Complex. From Fukuoka City Guide: This shrine is dedicated to the gods of Sokotsutsuo-no-kami, Nakatsutsuo-no-kami and Uwatsutsuo-no-kami and it was officially designated in ancient time as one of the high ranked shrines. It was once admired as the greatest shrine of Chikuzen area (northern part of the present Fukuoka prefecture). The surrounding area was originally a cape at the mouth of Nakagawa River flowing into Hakata Bay. It was worshipped as a tutelary shrine of navigation. The gods were also worshipped as gods of Japanese poem (waka) and ancient famous poet Sogi visited this shrine to pay respect to the god. The straight shaped roof of the main hall of this shrine is one of the specific features of ancient architectural style, very contrastive to the later Buddhist style. The main hall is designated as a national treasure and the copper axe and sword of the shrine are designated as important cultural properties of the prefecture.