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HISTORY & RELIGION

Recharge your spiritual power at the ancient Kanda Shrine, which has stood watch over the capital of Edo (Tokyo) for 1,300 years, before heading off to a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Japan’s greatest mystical locations for blessings of good fortune, Munakata Taisha shrine. Nourish your mind and soul by coming in contact with the raw faith that arises from within human beings.

Official Tokyo Travel Guide
https://www.gotokyo.org/en/

Local government official website
https://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/en/

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Day1

TOKYO

Kanda Shrine (also called "Kanda Myojin")more

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Kanda Shrine (also called

Kanda Myojin Shrine was founded in 730, and has held a special presence in Edo-Tokyo for almost 1,300 years. During the Edo Period (1603-1868), this shrine was said to guard and protect the whole of Edo (the former name for Tokyo), from the Shogun to the common people, as the local deity of the city. Even today, this deity is familiar as the guardian of prosperity within the family, marriage, and business, and protection against evil. The 108 towns of Tokyo that make up the shrine's parishioners are those steeped in the lifestyles and culture of Edo and Tokyo. "Myojin-sama" is said to continue to watch over these towns, which blend tradition and creation, and the shrine grounds are always bustling with visitors who revere and admire Myojin-sama.

By foot

Akihabaramore

Akihabara

Known by the nickname Akiba, Akihabara, or the area mainly around Chuo Street and Kanda Myojin Street, is known as one of the world's largest electronics towns. The area is dotted with stores of various sizes, from major retailers carrying the latest computers and smartphones to small stores carrying parts for electronics. Akiba is also known as a Mecca for otaku from around the world who love to hang out at shops carrying Japan's latest anime, comics or idol goods, or maid themed cafes. The spot under the elevated tracks of JR Akihabara Station has been transformed into a new destination through redevelopment. Just a short walk from the main street is Kanda Shrine, which has been around for close to 1,300 years.

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Around 23 minutes/200 yen

Tokyo City Viewmore

Tokyo City View

Tokyo City View, situated in the heart of Tokyo, features an indoor observation gallery 250 meters above sea level and an outdoor Sky Deck 270 meters above sea level. It commands a view of landmarks such as Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, and on a clear day even Mt. Fuji. The Sky Deck is a special space open to the sky and breeze.

Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Day2

KYUSHU(FUKUOKA)

Haneda Airport

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Kitakyushu Airportmore

Kitakyushu Airport

Kitakyushu Airport is an excellent jumping off point, located near Fukuoka's largest cities of Kitakyushu City and Fukuoka City, as well as some of the best hot springs in Japan at Beppu and Yufuin, along with the sightseeing spots of Kyushu and Yamaguchi.
You can purchase local agricultural and seafood products at its shops, and sample local food at its restaurants (Korean menus available).

30 minutes

10 minutes

Tobata Gion Oyamagasa Festivalmore

Tobata Gion Oyamagasa Festival

This traditional event has over 200 years of history. It has been designated a national Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Asset, and is familiar as one of the three greatest summer festivals of Fukuoka Prefecture. The daytime sees “nobori yamagasa,” floats with banners, and in the night these are transformed into “chochin yamagasa,” floats with tall pyramids of paper lanterns, one of the highlights of this event.

10 minutes

Kitakyushu

Day3

Kitakyushu

40 minutes

10 minutes

Munakata Taisha Shrinemore

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Munakata Taisha Shrine

This is one of the oldest shrines in Japan. Since ancient times, this shrine has been venerated as housing the god of paths, and many visitors pray for safe voyages and travels. In July 2017, the Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region were registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

60 minutes

Yatai (Food Stalls)more

Yatai (Food Stalls)

Immediately after World War II, easily movable food-and-drink stalls appeared one after another in the devastated townscapes; this was the beginning of yatai. They are a nighttime specialty of Hakata, and are dotted all over Fukuoka City. Here, you can eat foods such as ramen, gyoza, oden, tempura, and fried foods.

A few minutes

Fukuoka City

Day4

Fukuoka City

30 minutes

30 minutes

Yame Dento Kogeikan (Yame Traditional Crafts Museum)
Yame Kanko Bussankan
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Yame Dento Kogeikan (Yame Traditional Crafts Museum)<br>Yame Kanko Bussankan

This facility has gathered traditional crafts, the pride of Yame, under one roof, including Buddhist altars, paper lanterns, stone lanterns, and handmade Japanese paper. The museum displays and sells traditional crafts, offers demonstrations by artisans for visitors to watch, and you can also experience hand-making Japanese paper. The Yame Kanko Bussankan “Tokimeki” within the facility sells Yame’s specialty products and local produce, including yamecha (tea), local sake, wagoma (spinning tops), and items made of bamboo.

Fukuoka Airport

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