Five minutes' walk from Hakata Station, Shofukuji Temple offers a retreat from the world. Although still a working ... More
Five minutes' walk from Hakata Station, Shofukuji Temple offers a retreat from the world. Although still a working temple, the secluded walks and shaded gardens give one the impression of having traveled back in time. This Rinzai-sect temple was founded in the 12th century by the priest Eisai-Myoan, and is the oldest Zen temple in Japan. Its buildings house a number of important artifacts including personal effects of the priest and noted sumi-e artist Sengai, an ancient korai bell from Korea, and a votive tablet presented to the temple by the Emperor Gotoba in the Kamakura Period.
A decent temple but is lacking in upkeep and has become a little run down.
Upkeep aside, it still maintains character and the grounds have some nice places for photographs. Within walking distance from the nearest train station.
This gallery is small and not very well known, meaning there are few people in it. That is not to
say that the items on display are not worth your appreciation. Takumi Gallery has different exhibitions from month to ...
The Atago shrine and there are three in Japan is dedicated to the patron god of matchmaking, hope and intimacy.
As you can imagine, couples frequent the grounds, some on official business with the shrine's priests; those with marriage ...
Not to be confused with the Kyuka mura Shikanoshima Beach on the outer tip of the peninsula which caters more
toward families, this beach (and all its youth) is located to your right just as you are coming in ...
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