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1035 Sasaguri, Sasaguri-machi, Kasuya-gun 811-2405, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-947-7195
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Must visit for Buddhist' or to just visit a rustic attraction in modern japan. And its free!

We visited Kyushu Nov 2017 which included Nanzoin Temple. We drove here by rental car following... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
best part of my trip

I had a great visit. took the second JR to visit the temple. It was very quiet and peaceful there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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1035 Sasaguri, Sasaguri-machi, Kasuya-gun 811-2405, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-947-7195
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Kyushu Nov 2017 which included Nanzoin Temple. We drove here by rental car following Google Maps which was a bit confusing (one right turn was to the far side slip road and not the main rd). Understand there is a JR station near...More

Thank peppercrab888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great visit. took the second JR to visit the temple. It was very quiet and peaceful there. Not many tourists. Not many signage pointing to the temple but you can ask anyone. If you look up from the JR station, you can...More

Thank bluebanana
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I visited the temple on a rainy day so there were not that many people around. Whilst the main attraction is the huge buddha personally I enjoyed exploring the other area of the temple. There are a rang of statues dotted around the side of...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this temple during my Japanese Holiday research. 2 trains, 1 Shinkansen & 1 Ferry Later from Miyajima, my Buddha Pilgrammage was complete Was it worth the trip? Absolutely. A highlight from my travels in Japan. No crowds like the at the Daibutsu at...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Visiting this massive Buddha was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. It takes a while to get there but is only one train raid. The place is amazing, and so many things to check once you get there. Take your time to walk...More

Thank Mahotu
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

You must do this. Don't plan anything else for at least half a day. Catch the train to Kidonanzion-Mae from Hakata station and 30 minutes of so later and a short walk of 5-10 minutes to the site and you are transfixed by the peace...More

Thank Graeme R
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I had heard about this 2 years ago and said no never heard about it , I have done loads of research in the area and this has never came up. I made up my mind then that next time I was back, I would...More

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

As luck would have it we met a man on a train on our way to Fukuoka who told us he was going to visit the reclining buddha not far from the city. He said that not many people (in comparison to other buddha sites)...More

2  Thank V87
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I had no idea that there were reclining buddhas in Japan. So it was lovely to find this place. Nanzo-in doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere in any guidebooks...I just stumbled upon it whilst googling Fukuoka. So glad I did as it's lovely here. I...More

1  Thank Emma C
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Surprising that this place is not mentioned more widely in tourist guides, as it is one of the better visits in Fukuoka situated about 45 minutes from Hakata Station: Peaceful scenery, a 41m-long reclining statue of the Buddha, with relics of the Buddha and his...More

1  Thank Lam N
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Junghoon J
12 January 2017|
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Response from Donna M L | Reviewed this property |
I think you can still go there earlier. You can still roam around the area, I think. Its never a problem, if waiting is not an issue to you.
2 October 2016|
Response from Navara68 | Reviewed this property |
From Ascent Hotel please go to Hakata station and take JR cost one way is 370 Yen to kidonazoin mae station and walk to the temple Access Nanzoin is a three minute walk from Kido Nanzoin-mae Station on the JR Sasaguri Line... More