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Nanzoin, Sasaguri-machi

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Nanzo-in (南蔵院) is a Shingon sect Buddhist temple in Sasaguri, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is notable for its bronze statue of a reclining Buddha, said to be the largest bronze statue in the world.

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  • Lots of temples in this area to explore. Plan to do some walking to check out all the adjacent temples and shrines. Note that you cannot wear shorts, short skirts or sleeveless tank tops, or have... 
    Lots of temples in this area to explore. Plan to do some walking to check out all the adjacent temples and shrines. Note that you cannot wear shorts, short skirts or sleeveless tank tops, or have...  more »
  • Nanzoin is a temple in Sasaguri, which is known for its reclining Buddha. It is easily accessible from Hakata by JR, as there is a station nearby. Although the entrance is free, there are many... 
    Nanzoin is a temple in Sasaguri, which is known for its reclining Buddha. It is easily accessible from Hakata by JR, as there is a station nearby. Although the entrance is free, there are many...  more »
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  • A must see temple! Worth the travel from Fukuoka if you want a more genuine Japan experience as a tourist. This was such an incredible place surrounded by nature! One could easily spend a whole day here admiring the place. The reviews about the delicious ice cream are correct! Of course the main attraction here is the breath taking statue! I was hoping to get one of those books to get a calligraphy stamp but I didn't see any. If you have one, get a stamp here!
  • Not a far journey from Hakata station, so it is worth going to. It will only take a few hours out of your day. Google says the statue is only like a 5 minute walk from the statue, but that is not true . You have to watch though a cute little town and up a few flights of stairs. It's nice because it's free and very spiritually enriching

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