• Komyozen-ji Temple
  • Komyozen-ji Temple

The Komyozen-ji is a temple that functions as a Rinzai school of Buddhism built by a monk named Tetsugyu Enshin during the Kamakura era. It can be accessed by going straight down the road leading to the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and turning right at the torii gates, where Komyozen-ji stands at the end of the street. It is generally familiar to people as the Koke-tera (moss temple). The temple colors vary per season with rhododendrons around it and the red leaves of trees during autumn. It also has two known gardens. The front garden is the sole rock garden in Kyushu, with 15 rocks distributed to form the Chinese character for 'light.' The back garden is a traditional, dry landscape moss garden. The red leaves during autumn is particularly magnificent. During this time, there are a lot of visitors who gaze at the garden or close their eyes in meditation. Komyoen-ji is a place where one's heart can feel at ease.

Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station
10 minutes
Kyushu Expressway, Dazaifu Interchange
Around 15 minutes

Homepage: http://www.dazaifu.org/map/tanbo/tourismmap/2.html (automated English translation available)


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