Ginkgo tree of the Thunder God Shrine


Experience the life force that still continues to color the area with beautiful golden hues!

The Thunder God Shrine sits halfway up 955-meter-high Mt. It is located in the middle of the Raisan Circumference Nature Trail, a short distance up from Raisan Sennyo-ji Temple. The large ginkgo on the left side of the stone steps leading up to the shrine. The tree is estimated to be over 900 years old, with a height of 37 m and trunk circumference of 7 m. It was designated as a natural monument of the prefecture in 1960.
The ginkgo sprouts in spring and casts a beautiful green shade in summer. In autumn, it bears ginkgo nuts, and in winter, the sunlight shining through its deciduous branches is beautiful and reflects the changes of the four seasons well. Nearby are two giant trees called Kannon cedars, and the area around the shrine is both serene and mysterious.

Best time to see yellow leaves: Mid-November

The best time to see the leaves is subject to change depending on the weather. Please check the latest information before visiting.
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Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 819-1145 福岡県糸島市雷山148
Address 148, Raizan, Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Telephone Number 092-322-2098((一社)糸島市観光協会)
Event Days Around mid-November
Car Park available
Access 30 minutes by car from Chikuzen Maebaru Station on the JR Chikuhi Line
Approximately 25 minutes from the Maebaru IC on the Nishi-Kyushu Expressway.
From JR Chiku-Maehara Station, take the community bus (Raizan Line) to the Raizan Kannon bus stop (approx. 35 min.), then a 17-minute walk from the bus stop.

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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