Located on the boundary between Fukuoka and Oita Prefectures, Hiko-san has been venerated from ancient times as a sacred mountain. It was also a center of training for the Shugen-do sect of Buddhism. The Hikosan-jingu is in Soeda-machi, located on the Fukuoka Prefecture side of the mountain. The Jo-gu is located in the innermost part of the shrine grounds on the top of Naka-dake, the center peak of the three Hiko-san peaks. The sanctuary is said to have been built in 740. The Hohei-den, a large lecture hall built in 1616, and the Kane-no-Torii, a bronze Shinto gateway built in 1637, have both been designated Important Cultural Properties by the Japanese government.
Address: Hiko-san, Soeda-machi, Tagawa-gun, Fukuoka
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts
Closed: Open throughout the year
[Bus]JR Hikosan Station/Bus/20 min./Hikosan-jingu-shita Bus Stop/On foot/20 min.