Monday, February 05, 2024

Northern Kyushu Trip 2023 - Day 3 - How to go to Nanzoin Temple, Fukuoka from Hakata Station

After depositing our luggages with our hotel, we went lunch at Hakata Station and then decided to go sightseeing as the check in time is 3 pm at the hotel.
From Hakata Station, we took the JR Train at Track 8 to Yoshizuka Station (one station away from Hakata Station only) - see below photo (circled)

We then change another train to Nanzoin Temple. The fare is free, as we had purchased 3 days JR Kyushu Pass, we just slot the pass at the gantry in and out. Otherwise the fare will be 380 yen.

At Yoshizuka Station go to Track 4 to take train to Kidonanzoin-mae Station

The temple train station is very quiet and not crowded.

It is very easy to find the temple, from the train station, we could see the temple and huge buddha on the hill top. We just walked from the train station to this bridge and just follow the signs.

Admission is free of charge but there's a dress code before entering the temple.

Nanzoin Temple in Fukuoka is home to a huge statue of the Reclining Buddha (Nehanzo) which claims to be the largest bronze statue in the world. 

Had a wonderful time taking lot of photos of the buddha. Very peaceful and quiet place for meditation.
Be sure to eat the ice cream from the shop facing the reclining buddha. It seems to be the best ice cream haha, after travelling the whole day and did a lot of walking. the ice cream really takes away all the tiredness.

Walking back to the train station, a very small station.

Dont worry about the empty train station, it was only hubby and me at the train station at the time of photo taking, soon we were joined by more people coming down from the temple.

Taking the train back from Kidonanzoin-mae Station to Yoshizuka Station, we then walked to Track 3 at Yoshizuka Station to take the train back to Hakata Station. 

Information on the track number is correct at the time of posting this post, please double check with train station staff on the track number incase of changes in future.


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