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Address: 1035 Sasaguri, Kasuya-gun, Sasaguri-machi 811-2405, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Beautiful and Nobody Around

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Emma C
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 took the train from Hakata is was a 25 min journey or thereabouts. The temple... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,079 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 first disciple Ananda (gifted by Myanmar), boxes containing ashes of over 4,000 people.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Took the express train from Hakata Station to Kido Nanzoin-mae Station and a 5 minute walk to Nanzion. Walk is relaxing as there is a bridge, some shops along the way. The reclining Buddha was quite a sight. Place is not too crowded so you can enjoy the peace and quietness

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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Suprised at how little mention there is of Nanzoin when searching for places to see in Fukuoka. Only a few minutes' train ride from Hakata. There are lots of attractions starting from the station itself, which has character. Then there's the melody bridge heading to the temple. There are lots of other sights within Nanzoin, and other statues besides the... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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Thank coriks65
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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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Thank Amanda B
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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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Thank Deric K
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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Metro Manila, Philippines
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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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