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1-29-9 Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0011, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ChaleeHo
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Jotenji Garden is one of the best Japanese gardens in Fukuoka, though it is rarely open to the public, the garden is visible from the gate. Listed in "Hidden Gardens of Japan" THE photo essay and reference for finding unspoiled gardens in Japan minus the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank John L
Reviewed November 17, 2017

On a walking tour from the Hakata Station we went to this Temple in a very nice quiet setting . The buildings well very well maintained and there was a very nice stone/ sand garden . It was a short relaxing visit because a lot...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Anthony F
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Well worth a relaxing visit. Not thronged with tourists which makes it even more enjoyable. On the edge of several beautiful temple areas which means you should allow for half a day or more if you are going to do them all justice.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank WalkingPoint
Reviewed June 25, 2017

A quiet, calming, relaxing Buddhist Temple a short walk (12-15 minutes?) from the Japan Rail Hakata station. The temple is well-maintained and most of the exterior grounds are accessible to visitors (some areas and most buildings are closed to visitors). Has a variety of plants...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Jorenji temple is the birthplace of Japanese Soba and Udon noodles, which were imported from China by a monk of this temple. You cannot enter the building, but taking a look its garden is enough interesting.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank kimitakas
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Came here to see the monument where UDON and SOBA noodles were created. Quite small, just took a picture. The rest of the temple was closed off so couldn't see it. Anyway, got my photo of the UDON monument, lol.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank kangelini
Reviewed October 28, 2016

We came here while walking around the Hakata area. You can easily walk here from Hakata station. This small shrine is nestled amongst a beautiful garden and is a peaceful and relaxing pace to visit. 10-15 minutes is all you need to explore it and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Andyrock81
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Jotenji Temple is a very nice place to visit and do not miss the gorgeous dry landscape garden or karesansui in the temple's other building at the back.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed February 17, 2016

It is a beautiful ancient castle, one of the few remaining from Japan's feudal era. Now it is a museum that you can visit and learn about the ancient culture and much of the samurai culture. There you can find Internet, a little museum store...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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