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A massive Buddha statue! This is slightly outside of Hakata city so had to take the metro to get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This is something I will never forget seeing. It is definitely Buddha on a huge scale. We were... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
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1035 Sasaguri, Sasaguri-machi, Kasuya-gun 811-2405, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A massive Buddha statue! This is slightly outside of Hakata city so had to take the metro to get here. It was worth it. You could hike up the place and get a really good view of the city.

Thank inspchin
Reviewed June 3, 2018

This is something I will never forget seeing. It is definitely Buddha on a huge scale. We were taken there by a guide that we had for the day . It isn't far from the city on the train. It was quiet on the day...More

1  Thank andream0402
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Peaceful..give you ta break from the crowd and help you relax..if you are buddhist this is the place for you..with the biggest sleeping statue of lord buddha

1  Thank mukti b
Reviewed May 18, 2018

One of the most memorable experiences in Fukuoka! While the Reclining Buddha actually depicts Buddha nearing death, it still exudes great tranquility and even joy.

1  Thank Micey C
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Just less half an hour train ride, you will get to enjoy the peacefulness here. The reclining Buddha is spectacular. This less known place helps to maintain the serenity.

1  Thank SGHo
Reviewed April 8, 2018

What a beautiful and serene place...There are 88 temples in the area with the big attraction being the reclining Budda. The place is a short train ride from Fukuoka and it is a must see if you are ever in town.

Thank aramos6469
Reviewed January 28, 2018

We visited Kyushu Nov 2017 which included Nanzoin Temple. We drove here by rental car following Google Maps which was a bit confusing (one right turn was to the far side slip road and not the main rd). Understand there is a JR station near...More

2  Thank peppercrab888
Reviewed January 18, 2018

I had a great visit. took the second JR to visit the temple. It was very quiet and peaceful there. Not many tourists. Not many signage pointing to the temple but you can ask anyone. If you look up from the JR station, you can...More

3  Thank bluebanana
Reviewed November 25, 2017

I visited the temple on a rainy day so there were not that many people around. Whilst the main attraction is the huge buddha personally I enjoyed exploring the other area of the temple. There are a rang of statues dotted around the side of...More

2  Thank Emily D
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this temple during my Japanese Holiday research. 2 trains, 1 Shinkansen & 1 Ferry Later from Miyajima, my Buddha Pilgrammage was complete Was it worth the trip? Absolutely. A highlight from my travels in Japan. No crowds like the at the Daibutsu at...More

Thank Paul W
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Response from Donna M L | Reviewed this property |
I think you can still go there earlier. You can still roam around the area, I think. Its never a problem, if waiting is not an issue to you.
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Response from Navara68 | Reviewed this property |
From Ascent Hotel please go to Hakata station and take JR cost one way is 370 Yen to kidonazoin mae station and walk to the temple Access Nanzoin is a three minute walk from Kido Nanzoin-mae Station on the JR Sasaguri Line... More