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Address: 1035 Sasaguri, Kasuya-gun, Sasaguri-machi 811-2405, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Good half day outing

Took the express train from Hakata Station to Kido Nanzoin-mae Station and a 5 minute walk to Nanzion. Walk is relaxing as there is a bridge, some shops along the way. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the express train from Hakata Station to Kido Nanzoin-mae Station and a 5 minute walk to Nanzion. Walk is relaxing as there is a bridge, some shops along the way. The reclining Buddha was quite a sight. Place is not too crowded so you can enjoy the peace and quietness

Thank sllim2015
Quezon City, Philippines
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Suprised at how little mention there is of Nanzoin when searching for places to see in Fukuoka. Only a few minutes' train ride from Hakata. There are lots of attractions starting from the station itself, which has character. Then there's the melody bridge heading to the temple. There are lots of other sights within Nanzoin, and other statues besides the... More 

2 Thank Mimi C
Metro Manila, Philippines
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82 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

The first place we visited in Fukuoka. The giant reclining Buddha was really a sight and must I say photogenic so prepare to have you photo taken behind you.

Thank coriks65
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Getting to Nanzoin can be a bit difficult, because the trains are confusing. However, it is absolutely worth the effort! This was one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. The view is incredible, and the Buddha itself is breathtaking. I am not Buddhist, but I have never been in a site that felt quite so spiritual. I... More 

Thank Amanda B
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28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Less than an hour away from Fukuoka city by train, visitors would trek up a beautiful mountain where the reclining Buddha is. There are many trees and statues in this area. Very few tourists, but is definitely a highlight to any trip to Fukuoka city. I added a bunch of photos to show how beautiful this place is.

Thank Deric K
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4 reviews
Reviewed January 8, 2017

The weather was good and cooling. Nice slow stroll from the train station to the reach the buddha. Passby some interesting temple along the way.

Thank Jazzin Z
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

The highlight of our trip to Fukuoka. The place is serene and the reclining Buddha is huge. Definitely worth the effort to make the trip. There is a direct train from Hakata Station and one-way train fare is around 200 yen. Wondered why it is not promoted as a "must-see & must-do".

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

First thing on my list. It was a leisurely trip to Nanzoin, I enjoy the short walk in the tunnel to the reclining buddha. It was worth the visit, as I was not really into theme parks. There was not much visitors, so not crowded. There's a room in front of buddha where you can sit and relax, keep yourself... More 

1 Thank Donna M L
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

And whilst the weather was crisp as you would expect for December the area was as stunning as it was tranquil. I'm surprised that the Buddha is not promoted as a top attraction to see in Fukuoka as I just happened across mention of it somewhere. It's only a 20 minute journey by rail from Hakata Station, track 8, and... More 

1 Thank Active T
Iwakuni, Japan
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

This is one place the wife wanted to stop at. I was against it at first but glad she always gets her way. Really cool place and a great spot to take scenic pictures.

Thank SightCeeR

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