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Hakata Old Town Light Up Walk 2018 Sennen Koya

at 2018/10/19

Hakata Old Town Light Up Walk 2018 Sennen Koya

During “Hakata Old Town Light Up Walk 2018 Sennen Koya”, many temples and shrines which have passed down Hakata’s long history and traditions from generation to generation will be beautifully illuminated and their profound allurement will be profiled in the lights.

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

Marking its 777th anniversary this year, “Hakata-ori” will be the theme of all light-up performances at each venue.

Including the rock garden of Jotenji Temple which depicts the Genkai Sea, the main gate or Rokkaku-do (hexagonal sanctum) of Tochoji Temple, temples and shrines will be lit up in various patterns to create a fantastic scenery with breathtaking beauty.
The appearances which are totally different from daytime will certainly impress you.

It is also valuable that places where people are not allowed to enter at other times will be open to public during this event.
Furthermore, enjoy the Special Night Exhibit of the Great Buddha of Fukuoka at Tochoji Temple (only on Sat/Sun), the food stalls lining up along Kushida Shrine, and many other events as well.

[Venues with admission fee applied]

Kushida Shrine (Main hall, Hakata-bei, Shimekake Inari Shrine) (1-41 Kamikawabata-machi)
Jotenji Temple (1-29-9 Hakataekimae)
Tochoji Temple (2-4 Gokusho-machi)
Myorakuji Temple (13-6 Gokusho-machi)
Engakuji Temple (13-11 Gokusho-machi)
Myotenji Temple (9-12 Nakagofuku-machi)
Hongakuji Temple (14-21 Kamigofuku-machi)
Zendoji Temple (6-24 Nakagofuku-machi)
Kaigenji Temple (10-5 Nakagofuku-machi)
Ryuguji Temple (4-21 Reisen-machi)

[Venues with free admission]

Kushida Shrine (Nigiwai Stage), Hakata Sennen-no-mon gate, Ichigyoji Temple, Katsuragi Jizoson, Hakata Traditional Craft and Design MuseumHakata “Machiya” Folk Museum, etc.

Admission fee

[Ticket on event dates] 1,500 yen
[Advanced ticket] 1,000 yen

[Express pass] 3,000 yen (admission fee included) ※You can enter without waiting in line once at each venue.
[e-ticket] Advanced ticket 950 yen Ticket on event dates 1,450 yen (purchase through Yahoo! Japan PassMarket, show the bar code sent to your smartphone upon entry)

・Advanced tickets sales period: September 20th, 2018 (Thu) ~ October 30th, 2018 (Tue)
・Advanced tickets sales location: Fukuoka City Tourist Information Centers, Hakata “Machiya” Folk Museum, Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum, Fudasho (Amulets counter) in Kushida Shrine, Lawson Ticket, 7Ticket

※You can visit all venues with one ticket. (Only once for each venue.)
※Re-entry is not allowed.
※Free admission for junior high students or below,

★For more information, please visit the official homepage.

Dates held
October 31st, 2018 (Wed) ~ November 4th, 2018 (Sun)5:30pm ~ 9:00pm
※Admission is until 8:45pm
※The event will be held regardless of the rain

Various places in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi

Subway: get off at “Gion Station” or “Gofuku-machi Station”
Nishitetsu Bus: get off at “Gion-machi” or “Hasuike”About reservationsNot need