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Nanzo-in Temple is a Shingon sect Buddhist temple in Sasaguri, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It notable for its bronze statue of a reclining Buddha, said to be the largest bronze statue in the world.HistoryNanzo-in temple was originally located on Mt. Koyasan, but local anti-Buddhist authorities threatened to destroy the temple in 1886. Public outcry lead to a decade-long effort to have the temple transferred to Sasaguri. It was moved in 1899, under the leadership of Sasaguri priest, Hayashi Satoshiun. Nanzo-in temple is the main location among the 88 temples that make up the Sasaguri pilgrimage route, one of the three famous walking pilgrimages in Japan.Today, the temple and its surrounding grounds receive more than 1 million visitors annually.LotteryA chief priest of Nanzo-in temple once won the lottery after laying his ticket next to a statue of Daikoku. The temple claims that others who have made a similar effort have also won the lottery, bringing the temple associations with luck and lottery tickets.Reclining BuddhaThe reclining Buddha statue, known as either Nehanzo or Shaka Nehan ("Nirvana") is 41 meters long, 11 meters high, and weighs nearly 300 tons. The statue depicts Buddha at the moment of death, or entrance into nirvana.The interior holds ashes of Buddha and two Buddhist adherents, Ananda and Maudgalyayana. Those relics were a gift from Myanmar as thanks for the sect's donations of medical supplies to children in both Nepal and Myanmar. In 1995, 1,300 monks from Myanmar and Nepal attended the unveiling of the reclining Buddha statue.Arrange your visit to Nanzoin and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sasaguri-machi using our Sasaguri-machi vacation trip planner.
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下から少しずつ登って行くのですが、滝あり、珍しい石仏あり、洞窟ありでいろいろ楽しめます。どんどん先に進んで行くと パッと視界がひらけて、そこに大きな涅槃像の大仏がデーンと横たわっています。バングラデッシュにもこのゴールドバージョンがあるようですが、この大きさはやはり存在感あります。外国の方も多く訪れておられました。Is a little climb from the bottom of the waterfall, and rare statues and caves with lots of fun ways. Going to steadily move on and developed into sight, there lies with large reclining Buddha. Seems to have a Gold version in Bangladesh, but this size is still presence. Who was he visited often.show original
ＪＲ博多駅から在来線で北九州方面に行くと篠栗（ささぐり）で下車する。徒歩で山へ約３０分ほど登るとこの大きな涅槃像にお目にかかる。何せ巨大だ。裏側へ周ると 裏側には、宗徒たちのために１個、１家の位牌堂になっている。永代供養がなされているそうだ。ここの仏寺は「宝くじ」でも有名で年末宝くじで当選したお坊さんが いると有名だそうだ。From JR Hakata station going in the direction of Kitakyushu in conventional shinonoi chestnut (sasaguri) to get off. Forward to climb about 30 minutes or so into the mountains on foot, these huge reclining Buddha. At any rate, it's huge. To the other side to round and back for sectarians who 1, demolished one House becoming. Donate so have been made. So with famous Buddhist temple here has a priest famous for "Lottery", won a prize at the lottery by the end.show original
博多駅から直方方面へ向かう電車で行くことができます。博多駅から車で40分～50分程かかります。ねはん像があるところまではお参りをしながら表示の通り少しずつ上へ登っていきます。足が悪い方でもバリアフリーとなっているところがありました。行く前に事務所にバリアフリーのとについて事前に確認してみると良いかもしれません。You can go by train from Hakata station and proceed towards the square. From Hakata station 40 minutes to 50 minutes. While praying until nirvana is exactly as it appears little by little climbs up. There are disabled people with bad leg. Before going to the Office of barrier-free information and see before may be better.show original
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