I always tire myself during the first few days on vacation. It's the 4th day in Fukuoka and I had been going to many different places the days before. So, we decided to just stay in the city. Finally, we decided to check out some temples~ I mean, it wouldn't be a Japan trip without visiting some of their temples for a "we-were-here-pic", right?
A walking distance from Nakasukawabata Station, it's the Kushida Shrine! We walked through the Kawabata Shopping Arcade to get here. It was supposed to be a few minutes walk but turned out to be an hour because we couldn't stop shopping along the way. Lots of little souvenir and food shops.
A very small shrines compared to the ones in Kyoto, but it's nice to just take a quick photo and ask the gods for some good luck. According to Cho, her wish of getting more business at work came true after praying to the god of this shrine. I am not much of a believer. I was just there for the pictures.
Lots of charms to buy. Cho got some. I always lose these little things. So, I didn't bother wasting money on it.
Kushida Shrine is at point M in the list "Places Part 2" on the map below:
Day 1: Airbnb Stay > Yatai > Donkihote Nakasu shop
Day 2: Uminonakamichi Seaside Park > Animal Forest at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park > Hakata Port Tower > Tenjin > Gram Cafe and Pancakes > Canal City > Raumen Statium (Canal City) > All You Can Eat Yakiniku カルビ市場
Day 3: 唐戶市場 Karatoichiba > Mojiko > Kawachi Fujien > Kitte Mall > いちにぃさん 博多駅くうてん店 > 元祖ラーメン > ナンバーワン Ramen
Day 4: Fukuoka Castle 福岡城跡 > Maizuru Park 舞鶴公園 > 大濠公園Ohori Park > 一蘭 本社総本店 > Kawabata Shopping Arcade > Kushida Shrine > Tōchō-ji Temple > Boat Rowing at 大濠公園Ohori Park > Japanese Style Italian Food at らるきぃ > Tempura at 楽ちゃん港本店
Day 5: うどん > 博多八昌 > Fukuoka City Museum > Robot Square > Momochi Seaside Park > Fukuoka Tower > 溫野菜
Day 6: Hakata Port Tower