Sacred Bo Trees


Eko-in Temple is located along the shrine road to Hakozaki Shrine; the bo trees here bloom every year from early June for the middle of June. It is said that the Buddha awakened under one of these trees, and in India they are known as one of the three sacred trees along with ashoka trees and sal trees.
The leaves are three-pointed and ovular, with white undersides. In summer, the trees put forth small, pale-yellow flowers that face downward and give off a sweet and refreshing scent. A ”bo tree festival” is held to celebrate when the the flowers open, visitors can engage in ’osuna-fumi’ at one of the 88 Power Spots of Shikoku as well as one of the 33 Kannon Temples, and the Dai-nehan-zu (large Nirvana painting) in the main temple will be opened up. On the same day the teahouse is opened and visitors can enjoy matcha tea.

Time period: From early June to mid-June

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 812-0054 福岡県福岡市東区馬出5-36-35 恵光院境内
Address The precincts of Ekoin temple, Maedashi, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka City
Telephone Number 092-651-5133(恵光院)
Contact Ekoin Temple
Car Park Available
Access [Fukuoka Muncipal Subway]
Disembark at Hakozaki-Miyamae Station -> Walk 3 minutes (Exit #1)
[JR Kagoshima Main line] Disembark at Hakozaki Station
-> Walk 8 minutes
[Nishitetsu Bus] Disembark at Hakozaki Station
-> Walk 3 minutes
[JR Kyushu Bus] Disembark at Hakozaki 1-chome
-> Walk 2 minutes

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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