Explore the exciting Hakata merchants' area and ancient city Dazaifu
Fukuoka city was a twin town with its eastern area being merchants' town called Hakata and its western area being samurai warriors' town called Fukuoka.
Tochoji temple, originally built in 806, is an esoteric Shingon Buddhist temple and a family temple of the Fukuoka's feudal lord Kuroda family.
Kushida shrine is the grand tutelary shrine of Hakata and earns full respect from the local people.
Kawabata shopping street is a 400-meter traditional shopping arcade. You can enjoy window-shopping here.
Hakata station is the busiest railway station in Kyushu Island, with about 100, 000 people using every day.
In Dazaifu city, there was a national government office worked as Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of Defence. Dazaifu shrine is dedicated to the God of Education.
These are the sights we visit listed in random order.
Komyoji Zen temple
Tochoji temple (Esoteric Shingon-sect Buddhist temple)
Kushida shrine (Japanese Shinto shrine)
Kawabata traditional shopping arcade
The observatory of Hakata station
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel.
End location: I will drop you off at Hakata station or any predetermined spot.
Duration: 7 hours
Mainly walking, possibly subway or bus.
This tour price includes my guide service, my public transportation fare and my admission fee.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2400 yen - Transportation fare
Possibly 1,200 yen (train or bus)
We move around mainly on foot.
Komyoji Zen temple ¥200
Lunch about ¥1,000
Make sure you wear good walking shoes and are prepared for the weather.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to transportation, shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver. In my tours I use public transportation or taxies.
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Asako advised us not to go to the cat island rather visiting Daizafu due to the cold weather. It was a trip with great scenery and lots of history. She also took us to the Fukouka National Museum which in itself is a great architechure. Our accidental visit to the ownl cafe was another highlight. My wife loves owls. Asako, grew up in Fukouka, has lots of local knowledge and speaks very good English. Great experience.
Jin Yi L.