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Komyozen-ji Temple

2-16-1 Saifu, Dazaifu 818-0117, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-922-4053
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Serene garden

Most people visit Dazaifu for the Tenmangu. I strongly recommend visiting this temple on the way... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Beautiful garden

Inside this temple, you can see the beautiful garden with flowers. The architecture is similar to... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
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“calm place” (2 reviews)
“plums” (2 reviews)
2-16-1 Saifu, Dazaifu 818-0117, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-922-4053
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Most people visit Dazaifu for the Tenmangu. I strongly recommend visiting this temple on the way back to the train station. It's only 5 minutes away from the station. This temple is very quiet compared to Tenmangu, and offers peace and serenity from the crowds...More

Thank MarkKwok
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Inside this temple, you can see the beautiful garden with flowers. The architecture is similar to Ginkaku, Hiunkaku and Kinkaku in Kyoto. There is a good view of sea from the small hill behind the temple.

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a small temple with a beautiful garden around it. There is a small entrance fee and since we have paid it, might as well spend a little longer time in it. Behind the temple, there is this beautiful garden facing the hill. We...More

Thank khguan
Reviewed 20 June 2017

If you decide to go to Dazaifu because you heard of the famous Tenmangū-Shrine there, you should take some time to pay a visit to the Kōmyō-Zen-Temple (Kōmyōzen-ji, mountain name Jingozan) nearby. This temple was founded by Tetsugyū Enshin (Rinzai Zen-School) in 1273. Until the...More

Thank japanfan2016
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This place is poorly marked. We can't find it after walking in and out of Temangu Shrine. Suggest keep your eyes and ears peeled while walking.

Thank Zac C
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A lot of plantation, tree with quite old ages standing both sides of road, plums, and other iconic plantation. But you need to check carefully about the direction signs, which by and large not clearly located.

Thank Chun pang L
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Large, very pleasant temple... the temple stalls sell local umeshu and there are plum trees all around the gardens.

1  Thank Gary07734
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I only wish the monk allowed photos of the beautiful dry landscape garden. There is a small wooden deck you can sit to look at the garden and engage in some meditation. To avoid the crowds, come around 30 minutes before closing time.

1  Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Much more quiet than Tenman-Gû, one the way to the Museum, this is a temple worth a true zen atmosphere. One of the places not to miss in Dazaifu.

1  Thank JFLR187198
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Incredible and very calm place for visiting. The visit will take about 20-30 minutes if you want to take time to enjoy the atmosphere of this zen temple.

2  Thank Arthur P
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