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Hakata Light Up Walk 2016 Hakata Sennen Koya

at 2016/11/07

Hakata Light Up Walk 2016 Hakata Sennen Koya

Jotenji temple image

Hakata Light Up Walk / Sennen Koya is coming soon again. This annual event is held in hope that the town of Hakata will remain in glittering prosperity forever.

Many historic temples and shrines lit up in the darkness of autumn night beautifully and in various patterns will surely take your breath away.

Tochoji temple image

The Hakata-ori textile theme will be incorporated in the patterns and designs of shrine and temple light up this year. Also, four sites including Ryuguji Temple, which is known for possessing the bones of a mermaid, will be newly added to the list of the event venues.

Enjoy a long atmospheric night in autumn with “night market,” which will feature gourmet food stalls, “tea party” and various other events.

■Event Venues
Admission Fee Applies at the Following Venues
– Kushida Shrine (1-41, Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku)
– Jotenji Temple (1-29-9, Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku)
– Tochoji Temple (2-4, Gokusho-machi, Hakata-ku)
 *The Fukuoka Daibutsu statue at Tochoji Temple will not be lit up this year.
– Myorakuji Temple (13-6, Gokusho-machi, Hakata-ku)
– Engakuji Temple (13-11, Gokusho-machi, Hakata-ku)
– Shojoji Temple (10-14, Nakagofukumachi, Hakata-ku)
– Myotenji Temple (9-12, Nakagofukumachi, Hakata-ku)
– Hongakuji Temple (14-21, Kami-Gofuku-machi, Hakata-ku)
– Ryuguji Temple (4-21, Reisen-machi, Hakata-ku)
– Zendoji Temple (6-24, Naka-Gofuku-machi, Hakata-ku)
– Kaigenji Temple (10-5, Naka-Gofuku-machi, Hakata-ku)

No Admission Fee Applies at the Following Venues
– Katsuragi-Jizo Ksitigarbha (5, Kami-Gofuku-machi, Hakata-ku)
– Hakata Sen’nen-no-mon Gate (1, Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku)

<Co-Hosted Event>
Nigiwai Event at Jotenji Dori Avenue
26th (Sat) & 27th (Sun), November 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
– Traditional Performance Art on Stage
– Furumai Event
*On each day, we are going to serve 50 plates of both Udon and Soba.
*Presenting Light Up Walk Ticket is necessary. The place will be taken in Joten-ji temple, on the sanctum side. 
– Special Public Opening of the Main Temple Hall of Jotenji Temple

◆Dates held
23rd (Wed/Public Holiday) - 27th(Sun) of November, 2016
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Admission Until 8:45PM)
*No Postponement for Rain

Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City

Subway: Get off at “Gion” or “Gofukumachi” Station
Nishitetsu Bus: Get off at “Gion-machi” or “Hasuike” Stop

■Admission Fee
Advance Ticket 1,000 Yen
Ticket Price on the Event Day 1,300 Yen
- Admission fee does not apply to junior high school students and under (when accompanied by parents)
- Ticket is sold in a 11 ticket set and each ticket is applicable to one time entry to the event venue where the admission fee applies.
- Admission ticket is available anytime during the event period.
- Entrance  tickets (Numbered tickets) might be issued only at Jotenji Temple depending on the degree of congestion on the day.

■ Advance Ticket Office
Fukuoka City Tourist Information (Tenjin / Hakata Station), Hakata Machiya Folk Museum, Hakata Traditional Craft Center, Oracle Office at Kushida Shrine
Ticket Pia (Seven Eleven / Circle K Sunkus) <P Code:990-663>, Lawson Ticket (Lawson / Mini Stop) <L Code:82420>, Seven Ticket, e Plus (Family Mart)
*You can get exchange ticket at/with Ticket Pia, Lawson Ticket, Seven Ticket and e Plus and redeem it at the ticket office below.

■ Ticket Offices
Kushida Shrine, Tochoji Temple, Jotenji Temple, Hongakuji Temple (Ticket Sales and Redemption Start from 5:15 PM on 23rd (Wed/Public Holiday) - 27th(Sun) of November, 2016 )

Hakata Light Up Walk 2016 Hakata Sennen Koya official website *Japanese only

*Images are provided by the City of Fukuoka.