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Jotenji Temple

1-29-9 Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0011, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-431-3570
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1-29-9 Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0011, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-431-3570

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

A quiet, calming, relaxing Buddhist Temple a short walk (12-15 minutes?) from the Japan Rail Hakata station. The temple is well-maintained and most of the exterior grounds are accessible to visitors (some areas and most buildings are closed to visitors). Has a variety of plants...More

Thank OntarioTraveller416
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Jorenji temple is the birthplace of Japanese Soba and Udon noodles, which were imported from China by a monk of this temple. You cannot enter the building, but taking a look its garden is enough interesting.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Came here to see the monument where UDON and SOBA noodles were created. Quite small, just took a picture. The rest of the temple was closed off so couldn't see it. Anyway, got my photo of the UDON monument, lol.

Thank kangelini
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We came here while walking around the Hakata area. You can easily walk here from Hakata station. This small shrine is nestled amongst a beautiful garden and is a peaceful and relaxing pace to visit. 10-15 minutes is all you need to explore it and...More

Thank Andyrock81
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Jotenji Temple is a very nice place to visit and do not miss the gorgeous dry landscape garden or karesansui in the temple's other building at the back.

2  Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 17 February 2016

It is a beautiful ancient castle, one of the few remaining from Japan's feudal era. Now it is a museum that you can visit and learn about the ancient culture and much of the samurai culture. There you can find Internet, a little museum store...More

1  Thank homerbomber
Reviewed 7 February 2016

5 minites walk from Gion station, A Chinese merchant, Shakokumei (Xie Guo Ming) invited the famous priest Enni-Ben'en as the first priest and constructed this temple in 1242. The priest Enni-Ben'en went to China in 1235, mastered Zen Buddhism and came back to Japan in...More

1  Thank jdchua521
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

This small shrine is notable and significant to the history of Kyusu particularly for the statues at entrance which pay homage to the founder who first brought to japan culinary techniques of flour that introduced udon and eventually other pastries.

1  Thank Jon1796
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We stopped here as part of a long day of temple visits. The raked sand here was lovely. The maples in the garden had changed color and everything was quite photogenic - red leaves, white walls. Be sure to look for the large stone monument...More

2  Thank hfot2
Reviewed 2 March 2015

In memory of renowned priest Enni-Ben’en, who learnt the skills of making udon/ soba, textiles, yokan (sweet jelly bean paste), manju ( bun with jam filling) and Buddhist culture from China. There was a stone monument showing the birthplace of Hakata Gion Yamakasa. A tranquil...More

1  Thank GGHolliday
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