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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...More
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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