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Peaceful temple complex with many photogenic spots and Japan's oldest bell

We came here to see the oldest bell in Japan. If you are doing the same, be sure to look at a photo... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2015
hfot2
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Vermont
Magnificent Buddha statues

Kanzeon-ji Temple itself is not not much to see. On its own it would not be worth the visit... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2015
GVancouver
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May 25, 2018
“not really worth he trip”
Jun 18, 2016
“Rustic and Appealing”
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5-6-1 Kanzeonji, Dazaifu 818-0101, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

located far way from the rest this place is more interesting in history than actually visiting. its small and and not much to see. its better to read about the history about it. guess its worth it if you are really interesting in old buildings.

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Reviewed June 18, 2016

The temple itself seems a bit rundown but in a charming way. Behind the temple is the original oldest bell in Japan so that is worth a visit. Beside the temple is a small museum that houses important cultural properties and other treasures.

1  Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

There's really not much to see here although I did enjoy the fact that we were the only ones there (which was great for picture taking!) The temple is a bit out of the way and quite deserted although the temple grounds are quite pretty...More

1  Thank Melissa L
Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

The temple is not much, but the treasure hall (a modern building next door) is the attraction. Some phenomenal giant carved Buddhas, some with eight arms (more reminiscent of Hindu deities) are what you go for.

1  Thank PvcM
Reviewed May 5, 2015

We came here to see the oldest bell in Japan. If you are doing the same, be sure to look at a photo of the oldest bell in a book or online - there are several bell towers in the complex and you want to...More

2  Thank hfot2
Reviewed March 14, 2015

Kanzeon-ji Temple itself is not not much to see. On its own it would not be worth the visit. However, adjacent to the Temple is a Treasure House where they have moved historic and very impressive Buddha statues that once stood in the temple grounds....More

2  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed October 8, 2013

The temple is just 300 metres walking from Nishitetsu Gojo station in the local Dazaifu railway line: the temple seems to be always open, but when I visited it the inside of the temple was closed by a lattice and badly lighted so it was...More

2  Thank Ropongi
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