Kyushu Media Fam Trip 2011: Senkoji Temple

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Sorry I’ve been stalling on my Kyushu media fam trip entries… You’ve read about my first day where I had the opportunity to make mochi, paint a Hakata doll and tried Kyushu’s famous pork broth ramen


That was Day 1. 


On Day 2 in Kyushu, I was taken to the Kurume area to Senkoji Temple, one of the most historic Japanese Buddhist temples.


261827_219317661435812_131620790205500_683678_4342440_n267825_219318188102426_131620790205500_683704_557657_nKnown for its beautiful hydrangea garden, we were expecting to see a huge picture of colourful hydrangeas but upon reaching, was told that full bloom has not been achieved yet. This was what we got:

264020_219317551435823_131620790205500_683672_108109_nIt could have been a lot brighter and more colourful had it been full bloom, but this is still quite pretty…


Behind the temple up on the hill is the grave of Imperial Prince Kanenaga (former general of Western Japan) as well as other warlords.


Look at the stairs I had to climb!


260005_219317971435781_131620790205500_683691_4727260_nIt was a quiet morning and there weren’t any visitors at the temple grounds except for us. I felt very peaceful as I walked to each God and bowed to pay my respects. 

263553_219317704769141_131620790205500_683679_6761022_nNext on Kyushu Media Fam Trip 2011 Special: Traditional Japanese candle making…

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Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

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