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Iizuka City

Takamiya Hachimangu Shrine

Takamiya Hachimangu was founded in 715, some 1,300 years ago, when Lord Takagi Gojue received an oracle from Hachiman-taijin and invited Usa Hachimangu to a small wood on the edge of the village of Ikisu, which had 20 to 30 houses at the time.
At that time, a sacred bird descended and perched on a linden tree and chirped "Ana ure ni yaiki osu", which is how the legend came to be known as the Ikisu area.
The shrine has a long history, with a record of many people from the neighbourhood visiting the shrine, as it was difficult to travel to Usa to pay a visit when the shrine was first built.
In autumn, it becomes like a golden carpet with ginkgo leaves.

Recommended month/time of day

Approximately 50 minutes walk from Shin-Iizuka Station on the JR Chikuho Main Line and Gotoji Line. Approximately 8 minutes by car from Shin-Iizuka Station. *We recommend using your own car or taxi. Parking lot: 2,3 spaces

Nearby tourist attractions

Kaho Theater (3.3km)
Former Ito Den'emon Residence (4.3km)
Ouraso (open only for a few days in November, 3.8km)

Nearby event information

Iizuka Yamakasa (July)
Iizuka Hina Festival (February to March)
Iizuka Noryo Fireworks Festival (August)

Gourmet, special product, etc.

Takoyaki (takoyaki)
Chikuho beef

Near Recommend