Saturday, August 25, 2018

Yame City's Shofukuji and Muryojuin Temples (Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu)

Shofukuji Temple, Yame City

The temples in the central area of Yame City aren't particularly striking but they reek with local color. During our visit, it would intermittently rain so our time to check out the surroundings was limited. It didn't help that these temples were closed. 

Shofukuji Temple has a children's playground at its lawn. It has a more traditional design, with wooden panels fronting the hall. Muryojuin Temple, on the other hand, was machiya style, with off-white walls and a white painted door at the top of the stairs. The pathway leading to it is lined by stone lanterns. There's a suffusion of plants at the garden.  

These temples are part of the Yame-Fukushima Traditional Architecture Preservation Zone that also includes Daitoji Temple, north of Shofukuji, and Hanyain Temple, south east of Muryojuin Temple. Further east of this area, there are two other temples - Myoeji Temple and Saishoji Temple.

Muryojuin Temple, Yame City

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Ola said...

a beatiful place to visit!

eye in the sky said...

It is, Ola! Thank you.