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7-1 Higashi-koen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city.
Open:06:00 - 18:00

Toka Ebisu Shrine
Type: Temples/Shrines | Festivals  (Qjmp: 7065)

Shrine to Ebisu, god of wrath, one of the 7 gods of good fortune.


Information by Nick May

Ebisu is one of the 7 gods of good fortune and is supposed to be the guardian god of local fishermen and merchants.

Toka Ebisu Festival
The festival is celebrated to bring good fortune in the coming year. and is held over 4 days (Hatsu Ebisu, Yoi Ebisu, Hon Ebisu & Nokori Ebisu) in early spring. Fukuzasa bamboo grass is the festivals particular symbol and Hakata's geishas parade to the shrine to worship. The festival is quite famous and attracts large crowds.

Best way from Tenjin is on the subway, get off at Chiyokencho-guchi on the Kaizuka line. Leave the station at exit 6 and keep going, with the road on your left. Take the first right and you will see the park. If you come from hakata, you can take the JR Sasaguri line to Yoshizuka. The park entrance is pretty much opposite the station.

5 min from Chiyo-kencho-guchi st'n on foot.

(Sasaguri line)
5 min from Yoshizuka st'n on foot.

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First published Mon Apr 02, 2001
    Updated Mon Jun 18, 2001

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