Fukuoka's Gokoku Shrine

Japan's largest raw wood torii gate

Michelle Madden   - 1 min read

Gokoku Shrine is found close to Ohori Park, the Fukuoka Castle Ruins and the Fukuoka Art Museum. I came across this shrine while walking to Ohori Park. The torii, or gate, outside of the shrine towers up above, among the lush trees. This torii happens to be the largest one in Japan made of raw wood. It is approximately thirteen metres in height. The shrine itself is dedicated to the war dead from the Meiji Restoration. It’s a nice place to visit on the way to the park. The shrine is small in size and ideal for a short visit.

Michelle Madden

Michelle Madden @michelle.madden

I'm a young South African who has traveled many hours to visit the land of the rising sun. I'm a film studies postgraduate, with an interest in cinematography and photography. My mission is to document as much of Japan as possible for the duration of my stay.