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Futamigaura Beach Notes:
Type: Temples/Shrines (Qjmp: 7056)
Outside Fukuoka: Woodland shrine in Shima-machi dating from 1610
Bridge over carp pond on path to shrine.
We do not know much about this shrine other than that it dates from 1610, but it is a VERY pleasant and spacious place set in woodland not far from Futamigaura beach. (That's a 40 minute car drive west out of the city)
Our abiding impressions are of peace, greenery and a VERY photogenic little bridge over
a carp pond containing numerous fish and turtles. Beyond the bridge is a long, sweeping shrine entry path leading to a rather fine shrine gateway building of which a poor representation can be seen on the left. If you are in the area, we do recommend you stop by as there is a special atmosphere here...
main shrine entrance
Off route 54 close to Futamigaura. The shrine is well signposted and there is free parking
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First published Thu May 24, 2001 Updated Tue Aug 23, 2005
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