Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Temples and Shrines in Gion-Hakata Areas

Kushida Shrine
1-41, Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku

This shrine is the home of Yamakasa (decorated float) that is exhibited through out the country.  The festivity is held on July, to to secure protection from a plague tha happened in mid-13th century.

This is one of those that have English prayers (paper luck), where you hang on the temple grounds.

While looking at the prayer blocks, I saw this one cute wish.

Decorated Yamakasa

Jyunshin-ji Temple

12 century Zen Buddhist Temple with Garden

Best to visit the place early in the morning if you want to watch kids from Hanazono Nursery when doing their exercises.

Tochoji Temple
812-0037 Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka, Hakata Ward, Gokushomachi, 2−4

Date Visited: May 16, 2017 - Tuesday