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Washio Atago Shrine

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2-chōme-7-1 Atago, Nishi Ward, Fukuoka, 819-0015, Japan

Historic fire-protection shrine on a hill, with ornate sculptures, steep stairs & city views.

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phone+81 92-881-0103
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Mondays: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Vitalii Chumak a week ago

It's about 200 steps lead to the temple. Torii gates were under reconstruction last Saturday, so no chances to visit. But now it's obviously have refreshed torii gates. Nice city view. Some remains of the old temple or something on the top.

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Manpreet Singh 2 months ago

Atago Shrine, located in the middle of Fukuoka City, promises to be a magnificent retreat. Atago Shrine is a magnificent example of how history and modernity can be harmoniously combined. It is situated on a hill in the middle of Fukuoka City, which is a bustling city. The most recent time I went to this cultural paradise, which offered a mesmerizing combination of Japanese history and a stunning panoramic view of Fukuoka's shimmering city lights, I was completely captivated by something that I saw. As I made my way up the stone-paved route that led to the Atago Shrine, the loud and chaotic mood of the city gradually dissipated, and it was gradually replaced by a calm and peaceful feeling. A place where time appeared to slow down was indicated by the torii gate, which stood towering and imposing as it marked the entrance to the area. A symbolic change into a domain where old traditions live happily with the modern urban was represented by the climb up the hill, which was more than simply a physical rise. When I arrived to the highest point of the temple, I was met with the breathtaking sight of the Atago temple. The structure of the shrine reflected the grace and elegance that are typical of Japanese shrines. Both the precise architecture and the tranquil atmosphere contributed to the creation of a perceptible feeling of spirituality, which invited guests to connect with the cultural wealth that is characteristic of Japan. One of the most memorable experiences I had throughout my trip was being able to see the transformation from the daytime to the breathtaking sight of Fukuoka City lighted into the nighttime. At the moment when the sun was sinking below the horizon, the contemporary skyline of the city came to life with a magnificent exhibition of lights. From the vantage point of the Atago Shrine, I was presented with a breathtaking panorama that harmoniously combined the lively energy of modern-day metropolitan life with the centuries-old customs that have been practiced for millennia. The contrast of the ancient temple against the shimmering background of Fukuoka's new buildings was a sight to see. There was a beautiful tapestry of hues that was created by the city's glittering lights that reached all the way to the horizon. This created a feeling of awe and appreciation in the viewer. At the same time, the Atago Shrine offered a tranquil setting for silent contemplation. In addition to the well-kept gardens, traditional lanterns, and old trees, the general peacefulness was strengthened, providing a much-needed break from the frenetic pace of the city. It has become abundantly clear that the Atago Shrine not only functions as a cultural beacon but also as a sanctuary for those who are looking for peace and quiet in the middle of the hectic life of the city. Atago Shrine is a secret jewel that elegantly knits together the threads of Japan's rich cultural tapestry with the current vitality of Fukuoka City. In conclusion, this shrine is a hidden gem. A trip to the Atago Shrine is an absolute need, regardless of whether you are a fan of the arts, a devotee of the natural world, or just looking for a breathtaking panorama that will capture your spirit. Visitors will leave with a strong respect for the beauty and resiliency of Japanese culture as a result of their experience at this charming retreat, where the past and the present are in perfect harmony.

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Volodymyr H a year ago

Great views over the city and on good day you can make really nice photos. We had plenty of time in Fukuoka and visited this shrine twice to make some photos and to enjoy the scenenry. This is one of Japan's most potent deities is the fire deity, who lives on mountains, they serve as the residents' guardians as well as the cities' protectors. Both in the past and the present, fire has been used for cooking and lighting, the god Atago-Sama, as he is sometimes called, is the subject of the Atago Shinto Shrine. One of Japan's three principal shrines is called Atago Shrine.Tokyo and Iwana are where the other two are situated, the Washio Shrine was its previous name. This shrine was constructed in the seventeenth century.

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椿P.P.Tsubaki 2 years ago

Most beautiful and oldest shrine in Fukuoka. The souvenir shop has many omamori and lucky amulets. Very quiet, peaceful, and the view is amazing.

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James Koay 4 years ago

Definitely a good lookout spot to Fukuoka city. Required a little hike up a small hill. Go down at Muromi station. There are some crane nests along the walk on the tree top. Fantastic view as the reward.