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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  • 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 »
  • This is the Zen Temple of the Rinzai school located near Dazaifu tenmangu shrine. Mountain God Ichigo spirit yan Shan. Also to dangle from the Tourist Office of the Tenman-gu shrine 3 min. I stopped by ago the March beginning of tenmangu shrine visits. 膨ramimashita is a bright white walls, but the warning stickers "within the prohibited" Nikko cold. A review site such as triad and register from the beginning!
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  • Komyozenji Garden is one of the best Japanese gardens in the Fukuoka area. Listed in "Hidden Gardens of Japan" THE photo essay and reference for finding unspoiled gardens in Japan (minus the tour bus ...  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.
  • It’s breathtaking.

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