Hakata Temples & Doll Painting Experience Walking Tour with Professional Guide

Hakata Temples & Doll Painting Experience Walking Tour with Professional Guide

Hakata is although one of the biggest urban areas in Japan, but it has preserved lots of historical, cultural, and regional places. In this walking tour, a professional English-speaking tour guide will introduce you 3 famous temples and the most popular shopping arcade in Hakata, where you can experience Hakata Doll Painting. The only one doll in the world will be a great gift for yourself, with an unforgettable memory of your travel. While taking a walking, you can see and feel the very local Hakata!!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shofuku-ji Temple, 6-1 Gokushomachi, Hakata, Fukuoka 812-0037 Fukuoka Prefecture

Shofukuji (聖福寺, Shōfukuji) has the distinction of being the first Zen temple constructed in Japan. It was founded in 1195 by the priest Eisai, who introduced the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism from China into Japan. Although the temple buildings cannot be entered, visitors can walk through Shofukuji's attractive temple grounds and observe the buildings from outside.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tochoji Temple, 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata, Fukuoka 812-0037 Fukuoka Prefecture

The largest seated wooden image of Buddha in Japan.

Tochoji temple was founded in 806 by Kobo-daishi Kukai and it is the oldest temple of Shingon sect in Japan that Kobo-daishi set up.
It is also known as “Tocho-mitsuji Temple”. It is said that Kobo-daishi, who returned to Hakata after undergoing ascetic training in China called Tang back then, prayed for the eastward dissemination and perpetuation of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kushida Shrine, 1-41 Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata, Fukuoka 812-0026 Fukuoka Prefecture

Kushida Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Fukuoka. Famous for its Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival, this shrine offers other amazing sights such as the biggest Otafuku mask in Japan and a well where you can pray for eternal youth.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hakata Doll Shop Shogetsudo, 5-1-22 1F Hakata Doll Museum, Nakasu, Hakata, Fukuoka 810-0801 Fukuoka Prefecture

Hakata Doll is one of most beautiful and famous arts and crafts in Japan, also are well-known in the world. Shogetsudo is a famous Hakata dolls shop, where you can try Hakata Doll Painting. You learn about the origin and history of Hakata dolls with fine and expressive faces and try your hand at decorating dolls (about 1 hour). Here you can also find Hakata dolls made by the professional artist and items suitable for souvenirs. Those who wish to see Hakata-ori can visit the third floor of the same building.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kami Kawabata Shopping Street, 6 Kami Kawabatamachi, Hakata, Fukuoka 812-0026 Fukuoka Prefecture

Hakata’s oldest shopping street has about 130 shops lining a 400-meter long arcade. This is the standard Hakata walking course, featuring gift shops selling traditional Hakata dolls and other items, shops specialized in Yamakasa goods, stores that offer products from the Genkai-nada sea, ramen restaurants, famous red bean sweets, and so on.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"

Duration: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Start location: Hakata Station, 中央街-1-1 博多駅 Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0012, Japan

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Hakata Doll Painting Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Hakata Doll Shop Shogetsudo

Not Included

  • Bottled water


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