Canal City Hakata is a huge shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Fukuoka. With around 250 shops and restaurants, cinema, theater, hotels and a half hourly water and light show, Canal City truly is a city in the city, like they brand it.
Suizenji Jojuen is a beautiful Japanese landscape garden located in Kumamoto, Kyushu. The garden, which is modeled over the 53 post stations of the historic Tokaido road, has a miniature replica of Mount Fuji amongst its attractions.
Tenjin is the downtown area of Fukuoka. It is well known for good shopping opportunities. With the presence of huge department stores and international fashion shops Tenjin has made Fukuoka the fashion capital of Kyushu.
Nakasu is the “amusement” district in Fukuoka. This red light district is packed with bars, restaurants and other forms of “entertainment” industry.
Tocho-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in Fukuoka. It is one of the major attractions within the city, and is a definite must-visit when in Fukuoka. In this post I will introduce you to a bit of the history of the place along with a walkthrough of some of the temples main attractions.
This is a hostel recommendation of The Life Hostel in Fukuoka and reflects my personal opinion about the facility.
By far, the main attraction at Nanzo-in temple is the huge reclining Buddha statue. This is what attracts most people, and admittedly the statue was also what attracted me in the first place, though Nanzo-in has many other things to offer (see my post about Nanzo-in).
Nanzo-in Temple near Fukuoka, Kyushu is best known for it’s gigantic reclining Buddha statue. The statue is said to be the largest bronze statue in the world. The temple itself does however have a very interesting history, which is worth telling.
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine near Fukuoka is a beautiful and very popular Shinto shrine. The shrine, which is dedicated to the scholar and politician Michizane (Tenjin) who lived over a thousand years ago, is very popular amongst students as a place to pray for luck in studies. In this post I talk about my visit to …
In this post I describe some options for how you get to Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine. There are a couple of ways make this trip. Head over to my post about Dazaifu to read more about the shrine.