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Atago Shrine

Atago Shrine is one of the three major Shinto shrines in Japan dedicated to the deity Atago, and also the oldest shrine in Fukuoka City. Originally established in the first century AD as Washio Shrine, it initially enshrined two gods, … Continue reading

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The Mongol Invasions of Japan

In the 13th century, two pivotal events in Japanese history occurred in Hakata (part of modern-day Fukuoka City). In 1274, and again in 1281, Kublai Khan of the Mongolian Empire attempted to invade and subjugate an unprepared and vulnerable Japan. … Continue reading

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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and the Kyushu National Museum

Daizaifu Tenmangu Shrine and Kyushu National Museum are both located in Dazaifu, just a short distance from central Fukuoka City (about 30 min. from Tenjin Station on the Nishitetsu Omuta Line). These are the two most popular tourist spots in … Continue reading

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