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Address: 1035 Sasaguri, Kasuya-gun, Sasaguri-machi 811-2405, Fukuoka Prefecture
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The first place we visited in Fukuoka. The giant reclining Buddha was really a sight and must I say photogenic so prepare to have you photo taken behind you.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first place we visited in Fukuoka. The giant reclining Buddha was really a sight and must I say photogenic so prepare to have you photo taken behind you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Getting to Nanzoin can be a bit difficult, because the trains are confusing. However, it is absolutely worth the effort! This was one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. The view is incredible, and the Buddha itself is breathtaking. I am not Buddhist, but I have never been in a site that felt quite so spiritual. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Less than an hour away from Fukuoka city by train, visitors would trek up a beautiful mountain where the reclining Buddha is. There are many trees and statues in this area. Very few tourists, but is definitely a highlight to any trip to Fukuoka city. I added a bunch of photos to show how beautiful this place is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The weather was good and cooling. Nice slow stroll from the train station to the reach the buddha. Passby some interesting temple along the way.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The highlight of our trip to Fukuoka. The place is serene and the reclining Buddha is huge. Definitely worth the effort to make the trip. There is a direct train from Hakata Station and one-way train fare is around 200 yen. Wondered why it is not promoted as a "must-see & must-do".

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

First thing on my list. It was a leisurely trip to Nanzoin, I enjoy the short walk in the tunnel to the reclining buddha. It was worth the visit, as I was not really into theme parks. There was not much visitors, so not crowded. There's a room in front of buddha where you can sit and relax, keep yourself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

And whilst the weather was crisp as you would expect for December the area was as stunning as it was tranquil. I'm surprised that the Buddha is not promoted as a top attraction to see in Fukuoka as I just happened across mention of it somewhere. It's only a 20 minute journey by rail from Hakata Station, track 8, and... More 

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Iwakuni, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This is one place the wife wanted to stop at. I was against it at first but glad she always gets her way. Really cool place and a great spot to take scenic pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nanzoin temple is well worth the short train ride from Hakata station. The location is delightful and the largest resting Buddha outdoors simply stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It's quite surprising that not many travel guides in Japan and HK introducing this place. Yes, it's a bit far from city, with some 50 minutes train time, it's really worth for everyone to pay a visit with calm and peace. You will find lots of stone budda along mountain slope, considerate slope with non slippery design leading you up... More 

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