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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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  • 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 »
  • Highly recommend to visit as early as possible as no visitor (only 10 when I was there about 9am). Since there is no bus or coach parking, most visitors travel there by train. It's a great idea to...  more »
  • Such an incredible thing to see. It was breathtaking. I would recommend going around sunset. You’ll get some great pictures. Just keep in mind the gift shop looking area will close so do that first.
  • This was the best part of the day. The view from the train drastically changes before the last station We ended being there at like 3.30 in the evening.It gets greener and serene. The temple itself is fabulous with shrines in every corner. The reclining Buddha itself is great, but the atmosphere and the other shrines makes it better. I recommend a walk to all the other shrines (one is a cave) and then to the Buddha.

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