Kōmyōzen-ji Temple, Dazaifu

#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Dazaifu
Enjoy a moment of peaceful reflection in the Zen gardens of Kōmyōzen-ji Temple. Replete with standing stones and carefully raked gravel, the gardens reputedly date back to the 12th century. You can see a simple garden in front of the temple, but it's really worth paying the entrance fee to see the quiet and picturesque rear garden. Here, you'll feel cut off from the outside world, surrounded by maple trees (some apparently 300 years old), Japanese Buddhist sculptures, and islands of moss. Arrange your visit to Kōmyōzen-ji Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dazaifu using our Dazaifu tour itinerary builder .
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  • When you take off your shoes in the shoe risen "grates" foreign women so angry in the was Slatted bed base wipe with a wet rag. To not even named, such as mud. Well even if it does not effect against Japanese tourists, obnoxious "and write a note that the Slatted bed base, not something put up foreigners don't know!" said, were upset. Would be considered "Japanese people's arrogance". I'm ashamed.
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  • Rock looks just after passing under the gate open might pass by without noticing, and surrounded by walls there is tucked away on the eastern side of the Dazaifu prohibited signs and others just sit there
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  •  Foliage season is still early in the season it is you can enjoy the splendid garden temples. Weather and time of day the scene when you complete all conditions due to its climate, on green moss, is strewn with autumn leaves is an unforgettable one. It is recommended that check the tour time frequently.
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  • It's a very historic temple. It's very QUIET and it also has zen gardens, all of which creates a Zen atmosphere. It's not very big but it's a great experience.
  • 3 years ago, I went to this place and love this place. After then I visited Fukuoka 2 times more, but I can't enter this temple because it was closed every time when I visit there. If I have a chance to go Fukuoka again, I really want to go Kōmyōzen-ji! It has really fantastic view.
  • The entrance fee is not worthwhile to pay. Don't go in except you are a big fans of Zen in Buddism.
  • Small one. Very peaceful, you can hear the ceremonies going on. Visit here during spring or autumn to see the best designed zen garden around. You need to stay on the temple balcony, can't walk the garden but still, it's breathtaking.
  • Beautiful Garden. It turned colorful during Autumn, probably best time to visit.

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