Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka. Amazing Reclining Buddha.

Visiting Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka was a highlight of my trip to Fukuoka back in 2019 (I know, this article is lambast 2 years late !). It was very very special to see the huge reclining Buddha at Nanzoin Temple. It is the biggest bronze statue in the world, with a total length of 41 meters, a height of 11 meters and an astonishing weight of about 300 tons.

Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka
Nanzoin Temple in Fukuoka

How to get to Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka

It is actually very easy to get to Nanzoin Temple from downtown Fukuoka.

First you get yourself to Hakata Station. This is THE major train station in Fukuoka.

Hakata Train Station at Fukuoka
Hakata Train Station at Fukuoka

Inside the Hakata Station, you will want to get onto a local train line at platform 8. It is the JR Fukuhoku Yutaka Line (Sasaguri Line). You will take this train (about 20 minutes ride) to the Kido Nanzoinmae Station. The Nanzoin Temple is just a 5 minutes walk from the station.

In this picture, you can see the YELLOW line is how we get from Hakata Station to Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka.

How to get to Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka from Hakata Station
How to get to Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka from Hakata Station

While riding the subway in Fukuoka, or anywhere in Japan, where you can use the Suica stored value card, you might want to consider using the iPhone App. It makes it so easy to use the Suica card by using the iPhone. Read this accompanying article on using Suica English App on iPhone where you can see a video on exiting Kido Nanzoinmae using the app 🙂

It costs about JPY380 to get to the Kido Nanzoinmae station.

Kido Nanzoinmae Station
Kido Nanzoinmae Station
Kido Nanzoinmae Station
Kido Nanzoinmae Station

YouTube Video on Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka

As usual, I have a short video on how to get to Nanzoin Temple and what you will see there…. do watch it, subscribe and give it a LIKE 🙂 (Yes, I am naggy).

Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka

While of course the Reclining Buddha is the highlight at this amazing beautiful temple, Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka does have many other attractions and religious praying grounds to visit. Take your time to walk around, do a few prayers (if you so want) and just enjoy the tranquility and peacefulness commonly associated with Japanese Temples.

Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka
Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka

Nanzoin Temple Reclining Buddha

And behold, the amazing Reclining Buddha at the Nanzoin Temple.

Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka
Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka
Nanzoin Temple Reclining Buddha
Nanzoin Temple Reclining Buddha
Nanzoin Temple Reclining Buddha
Nanzoin Temple Reclining Buddha

So when you are next in Fukuoka, do take a short day trip to the Nanzoin Temple !

Or you might also want to visit the Dazaifu Tenmangu Temple.

Or my most favourite thing to do in Fukuoka.. Eating Ramen !

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