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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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Red leaves, white walls

We stopped here as part of a long day of temple visits. The raked sand here was lovely. The maples in the garden had changed color and everything was quite photogenic - red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Beijing, China
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290 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This small shrine is notable and significant to the history of Kyusu particularly for the statues at entrance which pay homage to the founder who first brought to japan culinary techniques of flour that introduced udon and eventually other pastries.

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped here as part of a long day of temple visits. The raked sand here was lovely. The maples in the garden had changed color and everything was quite photogenic - red leaves, white walls. Be sure to look for the large stone monument to the Zen Buddhist priest who, in addition to bringing religion from China, brought the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

In memory of renowned priest Enni-Ben’en, who learnt the skills of making udon/ soba, textiles, yokan (sweet jelly bean paste), manju ( bun with jam filling) and Buddhist culture from China. There was a stone monument showing the birthplace of Hakata Gion Yamakasa. A tranquil place to stroll at the heart of Hakata.

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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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San Diego, California
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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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