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

Summary of 5 days itinerary in 2017 Fukuoka Trip:

Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Karatsu Castle
Old Karatsu Bank
Shopping at Hakata Underground
Yayoi Teishoku Restaurant
Brunch @ Karatsu Station
Hakata Gofukumachi
Hostel Takataniya
Day 2
Wisteria Tunnel in Kawachi Fuji-en
Mojiko Retro
Hostel Takataniya
Day 3
Yanagawa (you can opt for Dazaifu)
Kurume Ishibashi Cultural Center
Our Lady of Victory (Daimyomachi Church)
FUK white mocha coffee
Hanamidori crunchy chicken
Hostel Takataniya
Day 4
Yufuin, Oita
Shopping at Hakata
Shopping at Canal Mall
Milch cheesecake
A La Mode Goemon - Cheese Tart
Blueberry Dango
Hostel Takataniya
Day 5
Temples and Shrines in Gion-Hakata
Nakasu-Kawabata Market
Tenjin Undeground Market
Yoshinoya - Beef rice toppings
Udon Soba with Fish Cakes
Hostel Takataniya