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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  • From the outside, the Temple of Light Zen seems to be an ordinary dwelling, and it is not allowed to take pictures in the doorway. It takes 200 yen per person for a fee, and the rough eyebrow has to hesitate for a few seconds before paying. You can take pictures after you pay, and you can take pictures, or you will be sure to drink hate, because in fact, the wife is too beautiful. Although the courtyard is not big, but one step a wind scene, Simple is a natural gallery. Visitors cannot enter the courtyard, only to be appreciated in the corridors of buildings. The Temple of Light meditation is a few steps away from heaven, and it is hard to imagine that it is quiet and near to dust. The coarse eyebrow celebrates this courtyard only allows the tourist station to look at, otherwise will destroy this full of poetry feeling of beauty scenery. Bright Zen Temple is a piece of pure soil with the outside trouble arrogant, coarse eyebrow really want to here extols cup of fragrant Japanese tea, temporarily abandoned the unusual personnel, observe the change of the natural things ... If you have the opportunity to go to Kyushu's too slaughter house, do not only take care of the day to fill the palace, we must go to the light Zen temple taste, know what is "clean soil."
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  • Dazaifu after seeing this place on. A lot of people after the multilateral. This is where the road from people at the Bank. Rain poured slab is poured slab started coming to me alone. There are plenty of tourists crowded around Dazaifu crowded had a spirit. This place is around the quiet blue was a new sound-sounding place. See sand painting of the garden in a long time. The garden is small and not much to see, to hear, and quietly dropping the poison rain straight walk on a garden bench.
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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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  • 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.
  • It’s breathtaking.

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