Upon arrival in Fukuoka I set out for an introductory walking tour of the area, to try and get a feel for the city, and within a minute I hit the first neighbor shrine. Throughout the time I wandered around Fukuoka, I came across quite a few lovely shrines, all with the special Japanese charm and aesthetics. Of those we’ll visit two: Chikuzen Sumiyoshi & Hakata Gion Yamakasa…
Chikuzen Sumiyoshi Fukuoka
Hakata Gion Yamakasa Fukuoka
This one is famous for a local festival dating back over 700 years and taking place in July, featuring 13 meters high God like floats that are being carried around in the city streets….