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Hakata Light Up Walk 2017 Hakata Sennen Koya [Hakata Aki-Haku 2017]

at 2017/10/20

Hakata will be spectacularly illuminated.


In “Hakata Light Up Walk 2017 Sennen Koya”, now entering its 12th year, many temples and shrines that have passed down Hakata’s long history and culture from generation to generation will be beautifully illuminated and their profound allurement will be profiled in the light.

This annual light-up event is held in hope that the town of Hakata will remain glittering prosperity for years to come.

The theme of “Hakata Gion Yamakasa” registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, will be incorporated in the patterns and designs of shrine and temple light-up this year.

Additionally, Kakiyama float of the Seven Higashi Nagare raced up in the town of Hakata this summer will be displayed at Jotenji Temple.

Fantastic views of temples and shrines including the rock garden depicted the Genkai Sea of Jotenji Temple, and temple gate and Rokkakudo (hexagonal hall) of Tochoji Temple lit up beautifully and in various patterns will surely take your breath away, and you’ll be touched by their completely different appearance shapes from the daytime.

 

It is valuable that many places where people are not allowed to step in at other times will be open to public only during the event. 

Don’t miss the gourmet food stalls on the ground of Kushida Shrine and Jotenji Temple, and the tea ceremony at Engakuji Temple.  

★Admission Fee Applies at the following Venues
Jotenji Temple (1-29-9 Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku)
Tochoji Temple (2-4 Gokusho-machi, Hakata-ku)
Myorakuji Temple (13-6 Gokusho-machi, Hakata-ku)
Engakuji Temple (13-11 Gokusho-machi, Hakata-ku)
- Myotenji Temple (9-12 Nakagofuku-machi, Hakata-ku)
- Shojoji Temple (10-14 Nakagofuku-machi, Hakata-ku)
-Hongakuji Temple (14-21 Kamigofuku-machi, Hakata-ku)
- Zendoji Temple (6-24 Nakagofuku-machi, Hakata-ku)
Kaigenji Temple (10-5 Nakagofuku-machi, Hakata-ku)
Ryuguji Temple (4-21 Reisen-machi, Hakata-ku)

★No Admission Fee Applies at the following Venues
Kushida Shrine (1-41 Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku)
Katsuragi jizoson (5-147 Kamigofuku-machi, Hakata-ku)
Hakata Sennen-no-mon Gate (1-7 Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku)

Admission Fee
[Advance Ticket]  1000 Yen 
[Period of Ticket Sales] September 28th (Thu) – October 31st (Tue)
[Advance Ticket Counter]
Fukuoka City Tourist Information (Tenjin / Hakata), Universal Café on the 1F of Fukuoka City Hall, Canal Tourist Lounge, General Service Counter on the 7F of Hakata Hankyu, Hakata Machiya Folk MuseumHakata Traditional Craft Center, Oracle Office at Kushida Shrine, Seven Ticket, Ticket Pia, (Seven Eleven/ Circle K/ Sunkus) <P Code: 991-298>, Lawson Ticket <L Code: 82128> (Lawson/ Mini Stop), e Plus (Family Mart)
*You can purchase exchange tickets at Seven Ticket/ Ticket Pia/ Lawson Ticket/ e Plus, then redeem it at Kushida Shrine, Tochoji Temple, Jotenji Temple and Hongakuji Temple from 5 p.m. during the event.

[Ticket Price on the Event Day]  1500 Yen
[Period of Ticket Sales] November 1st (Wed) – 5th (Sun), 2017
[Advance Ticket Counter]
Above stated advance ticket counters, Kushida Shrine, Tochoji Temple, Jotenji Temple and Hongakuji Temple (Sales/ exchange: start from 5 p.m., tentatively).

*Please show your entrance ticket at each reception. The staff will read its bar code.
*Please make sure not to fold or smear the bar code.
*Each ticket is applicable to one time entry to one venue during the event.
*Re-entry is not allowed with the same ticket.
*Admission fee does not apply to junior high school students and under (when accompanied by a guardian)

★ Please see the official website for further information.
 
INFORMATION
- Dates held:
November 1st (Wed) – 5th (Sun)
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Last admission: 8:45 p.m.)
*No Postponement for Rain 

- Venue:
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi

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

- Fares:
[Admission Fee]
Advance Ticket: 1000 Yen 
Ticket Price on the Event Day: 1500 Yen
*Admission fee does not apply to junior high school students and under (when accompanied by a guardian)
*Each ticket is applicable to one time entry to one venue during the event.