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Comfort Hotel Hakata

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2-1-1 Hakata-Ekimae Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, JP, 812-0011

  • Phone: (81) 92 431-1211
  • Fax: (81) 92 431-8015
2.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Sofukuji Temple

6-1 Gokusho-machi
Fukuoka, 812-0037
+81 92 431 3003
Five minutes' walk from Hakata Station, Shofukuji Temple offers a retreat from the world. Although still a working temple, the secluded walks and shaded gardens give one the impression of having traveled back in time. This Rinzai-sect temple was founded in the 12th century by the priest Eisai-Myoan, and is the oldest Zen temple in Japan. Its buildings house a number of important artifacts including personal effects of the priest and noted sumi-e artist Sengai, an ancient korai bell from Korea, and a votive tablet presented to the temple by the Emperor Gotoba in the Kamakura Period.
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