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Komyozen-ji Temple

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

Komyozenji is a small temple near Dazaifu Tenmangu. Since it is not on a tourist street, there are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kimitaka S
via mobile
Komyozenji Garden is one of the best Japanese gardens in Fukuoka area

Komyozenji Garden is one of the best Japanese gardens in the Fukuoka area. Listed in "Hidden... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
John L
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Kamakura Japan
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2-16-1 Saifu, Dazaifu 818-0117, Fukuoka Prefecture
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+81 92-922-4053
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Komyozenji is a small temple near Dazaifu Tenmangu. Since it is not on a tourist street, there are much less people to visit it than Tenmangu. The entrance is just $2, which is quite moderate in Japan. The temple itself is small, but its garden...More

Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Komyozenji Garden is one of the best Japanese gardens in the Fukuoka area. Listed in "Hidden Gardens of Japan" THE photo essay and reference for finding unspoiled gardens in Japan (minus the tour bus mobs) available on Amazon US and Amazon Japan

1  Thank John L
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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
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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.

Thank PARISNARA
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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
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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

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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
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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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Reviewed 30 September 2016

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

1  Thank Gary07734
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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
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