Nanzoin, Sasaguri-machi

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  • Short train ride from Hakata station in Fukuoka. Area of Buddha is 200 yards across the road from the train station in a quiet, sleepy area. Easy to find. Terrain is fairly hilly so may be a difficult...  more »
  • When you escape a bit of Fukuoka, it is very interesting to make a hook through the magnificent temple of Kashii-gu to finish in this amazing place. We were lucky enough to have a car but we can also get there by train from Hakata station in Fukuoka. Check the map at the entrance to the site to see all the nooks and crannies. A pretty path dotted with some flamboyant red torii leads to a small temple and, in the right part of the site, is one of the world's largest lying Buddha statues: 41 m for nearly 300 tons! His posture indicates that he is reaching Nirvana. Much less authentic than the previous temple but beautiful discovery anyway. From here, you can also go to the very pretty little town of Dazaifu to visit its beautiful temple and discover the local shops and restaurants.
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  • 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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