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Kōmyōzen-ji Temple, Dazaifu

(4.3/5 based on 130+ 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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Reviews
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  • Because I had bad manners, such as occupied people photo shoot where leaves were prohibited. However, there are people who ignore the notices at the entrance, taking pictures with the Smartphone and mirrorless cameras, all Chinese, Korean or women with small children. Watching the scene once again realize that more people don't care when taking photos in parallel and with a digital camera handy photo can take as was.
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  • You can find just before turning left and hit of the Tenman-gu shrine approach. In France mitsuishi garden Stone says "light" and the character called Moss Temple in Kyushu, and MOSS land representing white-sand Ocean 1 drop of Sea Garden there.
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  • Here is a MOSS garden in the main temple, called Moss Temple in Kyushu, and. Has a character say "light" Stone Buddha mitsuishi garden, in the back with MOSS land sand sea expressed seems to be 1 drop of Sea Garden there. MOSS Temple in Kyoto (only get 3,000 yen) as the high is no temple was.
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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