After meeting at the meeting point, we will take you to see some hidden treasures. Places, tourists usually won't see. You'll have time to take pictures of many outstandingly beautiful temples and a historical shrine. The temple walk will last about four hours, so please be prepeared and wear sneekers or shoes you feel comfortable in. At the sites you'll feel as if you were in a different time - promise! Enjoy the serenity of the gardens. It's amazing to find such places in the middle of a modern city - you will see. On the way, we will taste green tea at a tea shop and if you like you can buy Macha or Green Tea and later during the walk we will taste Kamaboko (fishham) when passing a small factory that has produced this delicacy for over a hundert years and Umegae Mocchi (a typical Hakata sweet). After the walk we will take you back to the meeting point if you wish.
Masato + Anne
Masato was born in Fukuoka and Anne in Europe. We lived, worked and traveled in Europe and Asia and we both really love temples and shrines. The beauty of those wooden buildings, their gardens and their history has captured us. Come with us for a walk to the temples, get some insight into their history, take pictures of those precious places. On the way we will taste green tea, Umegae Mocchi (a typical Hakata sweet) and handmade Kamaboko (fishham) produced by a small factory that has existed for over a hundred years.
Kamaboko + Umegae Mocchi Traditional Hakata Fishham + traditioal Hakata sweet rice cake
Bottled tea or water
We will be around Hakata area - off the beaten tourist tracks and visit several Temple sites, which we find absolutely beautiful. We love the calmnes of the gardens and the many oportunities to take most wonderful pictures. But most of all, we love the feeling of Japan's history.
We do the tour with small groups only - 1 - 6 guests. We like to keep it intimate so we can answer individual questions. The walk is enjoyable even on a rainy day but you'll need rainprotection.
Mysterious Temples of Hakata