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Hidden Spirit Hakata Old Town

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

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Experience hosted by Silvio

2 hours
Includes drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

Let's explore together some hidden places in Hakata old town. Our tour will start at Gion Station exit 1, from there we are walking to our first destinations in the Hakata old town area. 3 famous Temples, discover the first Zen Temple in Japan, the birthplace of Udon and Soba, the largest seated Buddha statue in Japan and explore the Journey from Hell to Heaven.
After that, we are going to eat the famous Tonkotsu Ramen in one of the most delicious and popular places under local people, one of the hidden food gems in Hakata.
After finishing our meal we are moving on to explore the Kushida shrine, which was built in 757 and has a deep historical meaning. Let's grab a fresh Matcha latte on the way and have a look around a store with traditional chopsticks.
Around the Shrine you can see “Kazariyama” (it’s a symbol of “Hakata Gion Yamakasa” one of the three major festivals in Fukuoka). Let's look into the future and get an Omikuji paper of fortune!
Discover how the Hakata Ori Textile is traditionally made and see the famous Hakata Dolls. I'll show you the best shops to buy unique gifts for your loved ones!
Get insights into Shinto rituals, shrine manners, and learn about the origin of Zen Buddhism.
Let's explore together some hidden places in Hakata old town. Our tour will start at Gion Station exit 1, from there we are walking to our first destinations in the Hakata old town area. 3 famous Temples, discover the first Zen Temple in Japan, the birthplace of Udon and Soba, the largest seated Buddha statue in Japan and explore the Journey from Hell to Heaven.
After that, we are going to eat the famous Tonkotsu Ramen in one of the most de…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    We invite you to enjoy a delicious matcha latte.
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee for one of the Temples including Incense and a Candle. Let me...
From ₹2,322
/ person
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Meet your host, Silvio

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 12 Reviews
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I created Experience Fukuoka a platform based on cultural experiences in Fukuoka, Japan.
On a regular base, I organize day tours in Fukuoka and Kyushu to historical and cultural places to introduce the unique Japanese Culture to travelers. I know the hidden spots visitors are looking for and I am happy to guide you around the beautiful Old Town Hakata.
I love Japanese Culture and my greatest passion is Aikido and Japanese Calligraphy, I am very honored to be able to learn the art of Aikido from one of the most admired Aikido teachers in Japan here in Fukuoka.
I traveled through a lot of countries over many years and worked before as a tour guide.
Here in Fukuoka, I work as a volunteer to support a local travel agency and their study tour program.
You are in the best hands during this experience!
I created Experience Fukuoka a platform based on cultural experiences in Fukuoka, Japan.
On a regular base, I organize day tours in Fukuoka and Kyushu to historical and cultural places to introduce the unique Japanese Culture to travelers. I know the hidden spots visitors are looking for and I am happy to guide you around the beautiful Old Town Hakata.
I love Japanese Culture and my greatest passion is Aikido and Japanese Calligraphy, I am very honored to be able to learn the art of…
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Where you'll be

We will visit a Buddhist temple famous for the biggest wooden seated Buddha statue in Japan, explore the ground of a Zen temple, visit a Temple famous as the birthplace of Soba and Udon and visit Kushida Shrine, the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is dedicated to that Shrine. The tour incl. several Temples/Shrines, a museum, a chopstick shop, and other gift shops.
We will eat the famous Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Rupam
January 2020
Enjoyed meeting Salvio and taking tour of old town Hakata. We visited places that we couldn't have seen with out guide. Also great to hear perspective of a western person adapting to Japan and Japanese culture.
Jinwook
December 2019
실비오 님은 정말 친절한 독일 여행가였습니다. 너무친절하고 당일 게스트는 저 혼자있었지만 최선을다해 최대한 편안한 분위기로 후쿠오카 도시투어를 하였습니다. 그리고 그가 추천한 라면집은 로컬들 사이에서 유명한 최고의 맛집으로 같이 꼭 가보시는 추천드립니다! 한국인 게스트로는 제가 처음이었지만 한국인 분들도 영어로 투어하고싶으시다면 추천드립니다! 한곳한곳 준비한 투어장소도 후쿠오카의 역사깊은 곳이라 둘러볼만하고 역사도 잘알수있어서 좋았습니다!
실비오 님은 정말 친절한 독일 여행가였습니다. 너무친절하고 당일 게스트는 저 혼자있었지만 최선을다해 최대한 편안한 분위기로 후쿠오카 도시투어를 하였습니다. 그리고 그가 추천한 라면집은 로컬들 사이에서 유명한 최고의 맛집으로 같이 꼭 가보시는 추천드립니다! 한국인 게스트로는 제가 처음이었지만 한국인 분들도 영어로 투어하고싶…
Tomer
November 2019
I was lucky to be the only guest in the tour. Had a great time with Silvio he was well versed in the history of the area and very attentive to my interests. Excellent choice of ramen as well!
Donna-Mari
September 2019
Generally a good guy with basic knowledge about the Japanese culture. Highly recommend if you want to visit the temples and shrines with added knowledge.
Jelyne
July 2019
It was wonderful walking around the streets and visiting the beautiful temples and shrines while having someone like Silvio, who knows the area and history well take us around, made the time spent even more meaningful. The small group size also made it more personal and everyone was very friendly. Really enjoyed the entire experience and would highly recommend it!
It was wonderful walking around the streets and visiting the beautiful temples and shrines while having someone like Silvio, who knows the area and history well take us around, mad…
Patchara
July 2019
If you come to fukuoka in hakata area for the first time and don’t have so much time I would recommend this walking tour with Silvio. He will share some knowledge and can compare Japan with the other country from the foreigner point of view . He also bring us to have a great time with the good meal of Hakata ramen and experience the afternoon green tea in the beautiful japanese garden. He also take nice pictures for us too ! Overall the experience was great value ! Thank you Silvio !
If you come to fukuoka in hakata area for the first time and don’t have so much time I would recommend this walking tour with Silvio. He will share some knowledge and can compare…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Some of the locations we visit are Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines, I would like to ask you to be the most respectful while we are inside of these places.

What to bring

Sun protection and water, it can get hot in Fukuoka.

Bring some Cash for the Food we are going to eat. (The Ramen is not included in the tour price)