Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu

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Enjoy a moment of peaceful reflection in the Zen gardens of Komyozen-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 Komyozen-ji Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dazaifu using our Dazaifu tour itinerary builder .
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  • Being used by the MOSS Temple also known as the two garden is known as a famous. Front yard is a rock garden in Kyushu, only. Buddha mitsuishi garden 15 stones arranged to light. Fall foliage season you want to visit again.
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  • When I visited was the one. He was so gentle, good people. Had a beautiful garden inside a is prohibited. Admission fee: 500 yen. Note the nokyo-Sho, it was 300 yen. It was a great temple.
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  • Komyozenji is a small temple near Dazaifu Tenmangu. Since it is not on a tourist street, there are much less people to visit it than Tenmangu. The entrance is just $2, which is quite moderate in Japan...  more »
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  • Was closed when we were there but the garden alone was mesmerisingly calm. Fotos were not allowed though. A very special feeling and vibe
  • Fantastic in the fall. I'm here inside the garden, and the stones, the leaves and the silence is very settling :)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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