Sakurai Shrine

Sakurai Shrine in Itoshima’s north, established in the early Edo period by Fukuoka Domain’s Tadayuki Kuroda, features a unique layout with Iwato-gu over an ancient tomb, and aligned main and worship halls, and a tower gate. Built in 1632, the main hall is adorned with intricate joinery and colorful sculptures. It’s recognized as a National Important Cultural Property, with historical drawings and ridgepole tags.

Sakurai Shrine, 櫻井神社

4227 Shima-Sakurai, Itoshima City, Fukuoka
• Access: 15 min. on foot from “Sakurai” bus stop

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Published: Feb 6, 2024 / Last Updated: Feb 6, 2024