Musashi Temple


The oldest temple in Kyushu with beautiful wisteria and camellias, located halfway up Mt.

The oldest temple in Kyushu, said to have been built in the Asuka Period, is the Tendai sect's Chinkazan Busouji Temple, a designated prefectural historic site located at the trailhead of Mt. This is a famous ancient temple whose name appears in "Konjaku Monogatari-shu" and "Ryojin Hisho" (The Tales of Ancient Japan).
Also known as "Wisteria Temple," it is also known as a temple where wisteria and azalea flowers bloom beautifully. The "Choja no Wisteria," said to be 1,300 years old, is a must-see in the precincts of the temple.
The temple holds a wisteria festival when the wisteria flowers are at their best, attracting many worshippers.
Also on the temple grounds is the "Shito Waterfall" with a drop of about 2 meters, where Sugawara Michizane is said to have purified himself, and the "Koro-kake-no-iwa" (rock on which he hung his robe when he purified himself).

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 818-0052 福岡県筑紫野市大字武蔵621
Address 621 Musashi, Chikushino City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone Number 092-922-2670
Car Park available
Access About 5 minutes from Chikushino IC on Kyushu Expressway, about 10 minutes from JR Futsukaichi Station, about 10 minutes from Nishitetsu Futsukaichi Station
Nishitetsu Bus: 15 minutes walk from Futsukaichi Onsen

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


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