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Kōmyōzen-ji Temple, Dazaifu
(4.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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. With our world travel planner, Dazaifu attractions like Kōmyōzen-ji Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Dazaifu heaven tenma shrine near tourist office square a few hundred metres and descend to the komyozenji Temple. Most tourists who are going to approach with Tenman-gu shrine and the Kyushu National Museum will visit here once more?? Autumn leaves fall, spring and summer green moss and tree is lovely. Temporary admission fee of 200 yen a nice experience.
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  • This temple is in the opposite direction as Dazaifu Tenman-gu shrine main hall. Dazaifu tenmangu shrine to moving lots of people if even "static" space. The garden of the stunning landscape in great and truly breath-taking. I think was a visit in late October, as autumn leaves, not clean and green, but leaves in the garden is spectacular. At the entrance to the prohibited characters. People in the filmed secretly, without deliberately stared at the beauty of the garden is impressive. Was not taken in the gardens, vestibule of the entrance gate was taken. It was quiet and beautiful temples. Self etc we recommend the unspoilt landscape.
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  • I came to Dazaifu, from station approach was forever buzzing. Here's the other side of the Dazaifu. Quiet, moss-covered landscape is a beautiful garden and forgot the time idly. And that leaves more and more good. It's this sense of satisfaction at 200 yen. Definitely recommended.
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful Garden. It turned colorful during Autumn, probably best time to visit.
  • 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.
  • 展現日式建築的淨與美