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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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  • The temple have absolutely nothing to see. might be that in April season it will look as nice garden on our visit in Dec. there was nothing. The inner of the temple is just empty room. The garden is.....  more
    The temple have absolutely nothing to see. might be that in April season it will look as nice garden on our visit in Dec. there was nothing. The inner of the temple is just empty room. The garden is.....  more »
  • Unfortunately the temple was closed on the day we visited Dazaifu, so we could only view the outer courtyard. 
    Unfortunately the temple was closed on the day we visited Dazaifu, so we could only view the outer courtyard.  more »
  • This shrine is around the corner of Dazaifu’s Tenmangu. U have to pay a small entrance fee. At the inner court, u can view the backyard’s beautiful scene. U can’t go down to the yard as they want to.....  more
    This shrine is around the corner of Dazaifu’s Tenmangu. U have to pay a small entrance fee. At the inner court, u can view the backyard’s beautiful scene. U can’t go down to the yard as they want to.....  more »
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  • It is located only 5 minutes away from the main street after Dazaihu. Dazaihu is very crowded, but this place is very quiet and tidy. It has an atmosphere that can never be captured in a picture. It feels like the background of The Princess Mononoke of Studio Ghibli. Rare and special place that is not a common tourist destination.
  • Beautiful zen garden that’s truly a gem of the temple.
  • Lovely place , but you can't take a photo of beautiful zan garden here. Good place for medietation :)
  • I love to sit on the wood balcony and watch the garden regardless of the season. Very still and peaceful here.
  • Its a good place for you to experience the Japanese culture nd feeling of watching the maples, juz sit and watch quietly.

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