Miyajidake Shrine sits high on a hill above the town of Fukutsu, about an hour by train from Fukuoka. A long, straight road leads directly from the entrance of the shrine to the sea. Twice a year—for several days in late February and again in late October—the sun sets in perfect alignment with the road, creating a shining golden path to the sea.
Miyajidake Shrine is famous for three sacred objects: a five-ton straw rope which hangs in front of the main hall, a giant bass drum, and an enormous bell. Munakata Taisha, a major shrine in the area, is a 15 minute drive or 30 minute bus ride to the north.
7-1 Miyaji Moto-machi, Fukutsu-shi, Fukuoka 811-3309
Nearby Miyajidake Shrine
Munakata Taisha Shrine
Maizuru park/Fukuoka Castle ruins
Koishiwara ware (Toho Village)
Ninja Experience (Kaho Gekijyo Theater)
Rail Kitchen Chikugo
Hakata Traditional Performing Arts Center
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
Kyushu National Museum