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Temple Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Munakata-taisha Shrine
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    4.5
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    Fukuoka Pref. Munakatashi Tashima 2331
    A Shinto shrine dedicated to the three goddesses of the Munakata Sanjo-shin, “Munakata Grand Shrine” is actually a collective term for the three shrines of the Okitsumiya on the island of Okinoshima, the Nakatsunomiya on Oshima, and the Hetsumiya on Tashima. Providing protection when driving and riding transportation, the shrine is visited by great numbers of people. The shrine’s treasure hall displays numerous artifacts designated as National Treasures, including weapons, bronze mirrors, and accessories believed to have been used in external trade in ancient times.

    世界遺産になるだけあって、古代の祭祀場所である奥の院は必見。本殿から徒歩10分くらいですが、登り階段が続くのでヒールは避けた方がいい。オススメは、ここでしか見られない手水に彫られた「洗心」の文字。映画「海賊と呼ばれた男」のモデルになった出光佐三さんが書かれたという。隣接する宗像ホールにも足を運んでください。3D映像で見る沖ノ島、大島は圧巻です。

  • Kanzeon-ji Temple
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    Fukuoka Pref. Dazaifushi Kanzeonji 5-6-1
    This famous Buddhist temple is home to the oldest temple bell in Japan, which is also a National Treasure. Completed in 746, the temple was once comprised of numerous temple halls as a key temple in Kyushu, but today only two halls, built in the early Edo period, remain. The temple houses numerous precious Buddhist statues designated as Important Cultural Properties that were created between the Heian and Kamakura periods. A 14-minute walk from Nishitetsu Gojo Station.
  • Daihonzan Naritasan Kurume Temple
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    40 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Kamitsumachi 1386-22
    "Daihonzan Naritasan Kurume Temple can be reached by coming off the Kyushu Expressway at the Hirokawa Interchange and then driving along National Route 3 in the direction of Kurume for about 10 minutes. It is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Chizan school of the Shingon sect, which was founded by being separated from Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Chiba Prefecture; its official name is Naritasan Kurume Bunin (""Bunin"" means ""branch temple""). Within the temple precincts there is a 62 meter-high statue of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, which is said to be the largest of its kind in Japan. Inside the statue there is a spiral staircase leading up to an observation window positioned in the shoulder, from which there are views of the Chikugo Plain and the Ariake Sea; Unzen can be seen in the distance. There is also a museum in the temple called the ""Hell and Paradise Museum,"" which recreates the sights and sounds of hell using dioramas and sound effects, enabling visitors to experience a ""tour of hell."""

    The 200 feet tall statue can be seen from far away, as you drive to this temple. The temple is quite unusual compared to most temples in Japan. There was hardly any crowd during the visit. The...

  • Tochoji Temple
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Gokushomachi 2-4
    The head temple for Shingon Buddhism in Kyushu, the temple’s principal object of worship is a figure of the great priest Kukai. The first temple built by Kukai in Japan after returning from Tang China, it is said that the temple’s name, comprised of the characters for “east” and “long,” was chosen to reflect Kukai’s hope that esoteric Buddhism would long be spread in the east of Asia. The temple’s circular Rokkaku-do hall is both exceptionally functional and beautiful. The temple’s brilliant red five-tier pagoda was just completed in 2011. The giant Fukuoka Daibutsu statue of the Buddha situated on the temple grounds, meanwhile, was completed over a four year period starting in 1988. A spectacular figure 10.8 meters tall and weighing 30 tons, the patterned wall behind the statue enshrines 5,000 smaller Buddha statues. A 15-minute walk from JR Hakata Station.

    Tochoji is not far from JR Hakata station and due to its good location on Taihaku Avenue, many tourists come to visit it. To enter the premises is free, but if you want to see the statue of Great...

  • Kaidan-in Temple
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    Fukuoka Pref. Dazaifushi Kanzeonji 5-7-10
    "A Rinzai Buddhist temple founded by the monk Ganjin (Jianzhen) in 761. Built as a facility for those entering the clergy to receive the precepts necessary to become full nuns and monks, the temple is also known as the ""Chikushi Kaidan-in (Ordination Temple),"" a reference to the ancient name for the area. The temple's principal object of worship, a statue depicting a seated Rushanabutsu (Vairocana Buddha), was created at the end of the distant Heian period (794-1185) and has been designated a National Important Cultural Property. The ordination platform in main temple building stores soil from ancient India, China, and Nara Prefecture."
  • Kora Taisha Shrine
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Mimachi 1
    A Shinto shrine known for its long history and high standing. The current shrine building was built in the Edo period and has been designated a National Important Cultural Property. It is also said to be the largest in Kyushu. The shrine is believed to grant worshippers such benefits as protection from misfortune, long life, and happiness and prosperity. The shrine sees many visitors.

    Probably great to visit on the weekdays and during the off-season. Otherwise, youll soon get annoyed by the traffic and time it takes to find parking and by the crowds at the top. The only reason to...

  • Nyoirinji Temple (Frog Temple)
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    40 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Ogorishi Yokoguma 1729
    "A Shingon Omuro Buddhist temple located in Ogori City, Fukuoka Prefecture dedicated to Cintamani-cakra. Known as the ""Frog Temple,"" some 3,000 frog statues and decorations can be found on the temple's grounds. Also serving as the 8th temple on the Chikugo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, the temple is visited by large numbers of worshippers."

    So happy I came here with my friend and his family. Their young daughter loved the place. Frog statues everywhere - odd that they didnt have one of a tadpole. I really like the little statues of...

  • Koinoki Shrine (Mizuta Tenmangu Shrine)
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    27 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Chikugoshi Mizuta 62-1
    A subordinate shrine located on the grounds of the Mizuta Tenmangu shrine in Chikugo City, Fukuoka Prefecture. This Shinto shrine is dedicated to the love god Koi-no-Mikoto. Famous for providing worshippers luck in finding love and marriage, visitors can purchase koi-mikuji (fortune slips which will tell their love fortunes), koinoki-ema (votive tablets to offer in prayer for love), and heart shaped charms. The Koi Musubi Festival, a love festival, is held at the shrine on July 7, attracting large numbers of visitors.

    神社以求戀愛運為主,在小社區裡面,不容易找。門前可以停車,沒看見有公車前往。可惜的是到達當天神社在整修中,看不到原貌。神社周邊有不少心型裝飾很特別。

  • Sennyo-ji Temple
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    4.5
    69 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Itoshimashi Raizan 626
    A Buddhist temple located in Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture. A Shingon sect Daikaku-ji school temple. The temple's principal object of worship is a statue of a thousand-armed (Senjyu) Kannon. This wooden figure is estimated to have been crafted in the late Kamakura period (1185-1333) and, together with another wooden statue depicting a seated figure of the priest Seiga also in the temple's possession, it has been designated a National Important Cultural Property. The temple is also a renowned destination for fall foliage and a 400-year-old giant Japanese maple on the grounds has been designated a Natural Monument by Fukuoka Prefecture.

    Since my first visit, I am in love with this wonderful Temple that always takes me to a different era. It is situated in a hidden spot on a mountain with such a wonderful aura and peaceful...

  • Nomiyama Kannon-ji Temple
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    Fukuoka Kasuya-gun Sasagurimachi Haginoo 227-4
    A temple in Haginoo, Sasaguri, Kasuya. It is the 16th location of the 88 Holy Grounds of Sasaguri and is known to locals by the nickname Nomiyama-san. Festivals are held every season including the Shichifuku Hoshi Festival in March, the Seirei Festival in August, Honzon Gokaicho event (the Buddhist image unveiling) in October, and the 8,000 Goma Daigyo (a Buddhist fire rite of burning of 8,000 sticks) in December.
  • Choseiji Temple
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Kokurakita-ku Juzancho 6-26
  • Seihosantokujunin
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    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Higashi-ku Shimobaru 197-5
  • Zennozenji Temple
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    Fukuoka Itoshima-shi Shima Sakurai 2017
  • Munakatataishaokitumiyayouhaisho
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    Fukuoka Pref. Munakatashi Oshima
  • Myourakuji Temple
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    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Hakata-ku Gokushomachi 13-6
  • Okinoshima
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    Fukuoka Pref. Munakatashi Oshima 2988
  • Fukujuji Temple
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Kokurakita-ku Juzancho 6-7
  • Hoheiden
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    Fukuoka Pref. Tagawagunsoedamachi Hikosan Hikosan Jingu Hohei dono

    神仏混合の修験道の地英彦山にある大きな講堂です。神社の社にありますが、観光パンフレットを読むと霊山寺の大講堂と記載されています。でも英彦山神宮奉幣殿と書かれてもいます。 とても大きな鈴が掛かっていて、ここまで登ってきた人はみなさんここで賽銭をいれ、柏手を打ちます。 入口の銅鳥居からかなりの階段が続く修行のような距離ですが、現在はスロープカーがあり簡単に到達できます。

  • Bairinji Temple
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Kurume-shi Kyomachi 209

    その名の通り、梅が綺麗なお寺で、毎年梅の開花の時期はたくさんの人でにぎわいます。やはりお寺は落ち着きます。ひっそりと佇んでいますが通り沿いなので見つけやすいです。

  • Teramachi
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    Fukuoka Kurume-shi Teramachi

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The most northerly of Kyushu island’s prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan’s most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture’s capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country—a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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