Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, free.
About an 8-minute walk north-west of Hakata Station
and located to the right of Taihaku-dori is Tochoji Temple. Up on the second floor is Japan’s largest seated, wooden Buddha, measuring 10 m (33 ft.). Particularly interesting is the trip through the Hell of Buddhism, a room filled with colored reliefs of unfortunate souls burning in Hell. Enter the dark, twisting passageway and walk through it guided by a handrail, which will lead you back to the light at the end of your visit.SHOFUKUJI TEMPLE
Open daily and all day, free.
Founded in 1195 by Eizai, who introduced Zen to Japan through the Rinzai sect, this massive yet sober wooden temple can only be seen from the outside, but is well worth the visit.
Open daily and all day, free.YATAI
While in Fukuoka one cannot miss the typical Yatai, or food stalls, that give the city its lively atmosphere in the evening.The best location to enjoy various food delicacies is along the river on Nakasu Island.
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