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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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  • I went during this season. Beautiful gardens, sitting on the veranda, are not watching. I have no doubt if fall foliage time!
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  • It is so far entered about 100 meters back from the next to Dazaifu tenmangu shrine, next to the tourist office. At the top are is located in a residential area, the temple premises are in the whole Kyoto, especially of autumn foliage is spectacular. It is not large scale, and visits to the shrine along with the recommended spot.
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  • When I went to Dazaifu tourist visits. Place go on foot along the entrance path, turn right and walked for a while. I felt Japan Garden was beautiful, but we were that small.
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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