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Address: 2-16-1 Saifu, Dazaifu 818-0117, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Another historic temple near Dazaifu

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... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Chun pang L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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
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294 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
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
Nantes, France
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607 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
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
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Arthur P
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We sat down on the steps and admire the view for a while. Didn't pay to go in when baby woke up. But it was lovely enough as it is on the outside. It is free if you stay on the outside garden.

1 Thank Meiz
Perth, Australia
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Such a beautiful place to visit! Although small and bit packed, you can sit there and admire the gardens and it was so peaceful! It is on the back streets in Dazaifu, but grab a map so you wont miss it!

1 Thank need2travel87
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We stopped by at the temple on the way from Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine to Kyushu National museum. From outside, a small rock garden was presented. I was about to go out but my brother went on the building. We found a larger rock garden inside the temple. If I had more time without kid, I would have sitting down meditating... More 

1 Thank asdaSap
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

Many of the Zen gardens in Japan, including the famous Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto, use raked gravel to represent the sea, large rocks, etc. That is true of the front garden here at Komyozenji. However, the rear garden also incorporates more plant material and large areas of moss. There was a monk in deep meditation in the rear garden during... More 

1 Thank AtlantaAlice

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