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.
Known 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:
It 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!
It 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.
Next on Kyushu Media Fam Trip 2011 Special: Traditional Japanese candle making…