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Jotenji Temple

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Address: 1-29-9 Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0011, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 92-431-3570

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Zen Garden

This raked stone/sand Zen garden is among the best I've seen since Kyoto. The complex is beautiful and serene, filled with many manicured pine and maple trees. The high stone/tile... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

This raked stone/sand Zen garden is among the best I've seen since Kyoto. The complex is beautiful and serene, filled with many manicured pine and maple trees. The high stone/tile walls encapsulate this tranquil space. The temple buildings are works of art - traditional wooden Japanese structures with lots of shoji screens, raised wooden walkways and interior gardens - truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This was our first stop as part of the Fukuoka Walks Tour. It was split into 2 separate areas. The dry zen garden was beautiful and we were able to watch a monk in training brush wave designs into the gravel- very cool to see. I liked this temple better than the Shinto shrine we visited. Located close to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The temple was closed when we stumbled upon it but the grounds were open. From what we could see, it seems to be worth a proper visit.

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