Sleeping Buddha of Nanzo-in Temple   Leave a comment

The Sleeping Buddha at Nanzo-in Temple.

Another worthwhile trip is to Nanzo-in Temple in Sasaguri.

The path uphill to the temple winds through koi ponds, Buddha statues of different sizes and in the spring, cherry blossoms burst on all sides.

Also take advantage of shops offering free tea to visitors and pilgrims trekking between the 88 temples in Sasaguri.

The 41-meter sleeping Buddha statue is said to be the largest bronze statue in the world. Nestled in the mountains and trees, it’s a hidden treasure.

1035 Kasuya-gun, Sasaguri-cho, Sasaguri-shi Kidonanzoinmae station on the Fukuhoku line, 20 minutes from Hakata station; ¥500 to go inside the Buddha; http://www.nanzoin.com/ Source: Yahoo Travel

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Posted May 25, 2011 by japanexplorer in Uncategorized

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