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   Yûsentei (友泉亭) is an oft overlooked, though more than worth-its-while sightseeing spot in Fukuoka City. Originally built in 1754 as the second home for Kuroda Tsugutaka, the 6th feudal lord of the Kuroda Han (present-day Fukuoka). Yûsentei, which features a subdued, yet beautiful garden, was named after a poem by Kuze Michinatsu in which the coolness of the spring water in the summer and the cloistered life at the house is depicted. The residence was designated a ‘Site of Scenic Beauty’ in 1998 and has since been open to the public. A short drive or bus-ride south of Ropponmatsu, it is a must-see in autumn.


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