Nanzouin is the head temple of the Sasaguri New Shikoku Hallowed Grounds. It is located in the beautiful prefecture of Fukuoka, in Sasagurimachi.
Nanzouin is an image of the Great Buddha as he is entering Nirvana (Shakane Sanzou). Completed in 1995, its size is worth boasting as it's the biggest bronze statue of the Reclining Buddha, with a length of 41 and a height of 15m, and weighs approximately 300 tons. The Reclining Buddha statue is called by the locals Nebotokesan. It is said that the Head Priest of the Temple hit the jackpot at a lottery, and as such, it has also become a popular spot for those who want to win lotteries.
More than 1.3 million pilgrims visit this place every year.
Grounds open all-year-round, 24 hours
Tour of the inner part of the statue and Shops: 9:00 to 17:00
Entrance to the temple: free
Tour of the inner part of the statue: 500 yen
Nanzouin Temple Homepage (in Japanese)