Shikaumi Shrine


This area is thought to be the origin of the Azumi-uji clan, an influential clan who ruled the oceans in ancient times. There is a poem in ”Manyoshu” (an ancient anthology of Japanese poems) about the ocean god who is enshrined here-- ”Even if I leave the raging Kane-no-Misaki , I will never forget the sea god of Shika.” (Kane-no-Misaki refers to the Genkai Sea in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture) On the island there is an area where a golden seal was discovered, as well as 10 monuments with the poems taken from ”Manyoshu” on them. There is an enshrinement hall has a collection of over 10,000 deer horns in the precinct.

*About the building
Classification: National Treasure (Golden Stamp)
Built: AD200s- AD300s

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 811-0323 福岡県福岡市東区志賀島877
Address 877 Shikanoshima, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City
Telephone Number 092-603-6501((宗)志賀海神社)
Contact (Religious Organization) Shikaumi Shrine
Fax Number 092-603-6787
Car Park 20~30 parking spaces (5bus spaces)
Access Take the bus bound for ”Katsuma”at ”Saitozaki Station” on Kashii Line. Take off at ”Shikanoshima” Bus Stop and 10 minutes by walk.

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


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