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1-29-9 Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0011, Fukuoka Prefecture
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The largest of several temples in the same location although most seemed to be closed to the public. It seemed to be in very good condition given it's age (it's one of the oldest in Japan) although others around it seemed better preserved. The gardens around the temple looked
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One street back from the main street and a few blocks from Hakata Station you will find a series of well-preserved temples and shrines in what is generally called Old Hakata. The first of a number is Joten-ji which was built in 1242 by Shoichi Kokushi. It is claimed to be the
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Jotenji is an historic little temple in Fukuoka. It is reputed as the birthplace of udon and soba in Japan and Fukuoka's famous yamakasa festival also has it roots here. It also has a nice rock garden, which you cannot go in but can catch a glimpse of, with wave patterns
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An intriguing temple, slightly detached from the main tourist route. Some areas have recently been close to visitors but, still worth a gentle walk around.
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Nice Zen garden. Foot path is reserve in old times. There are lot of big trees. The temple inside open only local. But you can relax, walk around the garden. According to history , the priest who builted this temple was first brought udon and soba from china to japan.
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