A Walking Tour of Fukuoka
Southern Japan is steeped in cultural centers. Here, your guide will escort you through Fukuoka and Dazaifu by foot and train. Visit the Tochoji Temple, featuring Japan's largest wooden sitting Buddha before reaching the Hakata Machiya Folk museum and the Kushida Shrine. Next, you'll board a train to Komyozenji Temple in Dazaifu before reaching the Canal City shopping complex.
Beginning with a visit to the Tochoji Temple, Japan's first Zen temple, your English-speaking guide will present the giant sitting wooden Buddha in the grand hall. Next, they will escort you to the quaint Hakata Machiya Folk Museum, fostering a clear picture of the customs and crafts used 1,000 years ago.
Thereafter, you'll board a train heading to Dazaifu, which was an important government outpost during the 11th-century. Note the Kushida Shrine, the launching point for the famous Gion Yamakasa festival each July. Next, you'll visit the Komyozenji Temple, featuring an astounding complex with Japanese-style gardens and architecture.
Finally, you'll reach festive Canal City, renowned for its shopping and dining options. Reserve this cultural Asian adventure promptly.
Please Note: The Komyozenji Temple may be closed without prior notice.
Reviewer: Alice Ettinger
We had a perfect day with our exceptional guide. Our meeting was on schedule and he was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We travelled by train/subway with no difficulty. He bought the tickets, guided us through the traffic, and explained everything along the way. We saw all the sights that were on the excursion listing and really never felt as though we were rushed through anything. We stopped to eat a short bite and continued on for more sights. The day was packed with wonderful sights, sounds, and learning. Pictures abound! We had a wonderful day and returned to the ship happy, exhilarated, and somewhat tired from our wonderful day.