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Historical Hakata Tour

Ancient temples and landmarks that shaped the city

Fukuoka & Kumamoto 31 Booked

Get an insight into Hakata's influential history on a day tour of the tomb of Xie Guoming and the famous Jotenji and Tochoji temples

  • Learn about the life of Xie Guoming, a Chinese merchant who significantly contributed to the development of Hakata
  • Enter Jotenji temple, founded 773 years ago and its accompanying zen garden
  • Visit Tochoji temple, a historic Buddhist temple with an iconic five storey orange pagoda
What We Love:

Among the oldest cities in Japan, Hakata was originally a hub for Chinese merchants to trade their wares. During your three hour tour around the city, you will visit key locations of Hakata's development. Begin at the sakura tea store, a specialist in Yame and Japanese tea wares. Appreciate the craftsmanship before heading to the ancient tomb of Xie Guoming, an influential Chinese merchant in the Song dynasty and hear about his journey to riches. Continue on to two of the area's most ornate Japanese temples, Jotenji and Tochoji and discover hear the fascinating story of how noodles were introduced to Japan from China or marvel at the biggest (10.8 metres) wooden seated Buddha statue in Japan.

Activity Details

3 Hours



Meet Up

48 Hours

48 Hours


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 2 business days. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Inclusive Of:

  • Guide and English translator
  • Transportation


  • 10:00am meet up at Hakata station
  • Hakata sakura tea store (40 min)
  • Tomb of Xie Guoming (10 min)
  • Hakata Sennenmon Gate (10 min)
  • Jotenji temple (30 min)
  • Tochoji temple (40 min)
  • 1:00pm end tour at Tochoji Temple

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-12
  • Children under 5 are free
  • The entire distance of the tour is around 2-3 km, including some traveling on foot

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Meet up point: in front of elevators at Hakata station, Hakata-guchi (look for the Burabura Fukuoka flag)
  • Please arrive at the meet up point 10 minutes before scheduled departure
  • If the weather is not suitable for walking, the tour will visit indoor locations instead e.g. Kawabata shopping street and Riverain Mall


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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