TRAVEL IN JAPAN

Nanzoin Temple — Little-Known Home of the Biggest Bronze Statue in the World

Although not a sightseeing spot, Nanzoin is well worth a visit

Nanzoin’s blueish bronze reclining Buddha statue with smaller dark stone statues in front.
The reclining Buddha and some of the 500 smaller statues of Buddha’s disciples. (©Diane Tincher)

Nanzoin (南蔵院) is a Shingon Buddhist temple just 20 minutes by train from Hakata Station in Fukuoka City, Kyushu. I was lucky to be able to visit it during a recent trip to Fukuoka.

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Diane Neill Tincher

Diane Neill Tincher

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