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Temple Spots in Saga Area

  • Kouyaji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Takeoshi Kitagatachou Shiku 3245
    "This temple is located a 15-minute drive from Takeo Onsen Station on the JR Sasebo Line. It was opened by Kobo Daishi in the quiet atmosphere deep inside the mountains. Visited by many praying for childbirth, easy childbirth and senility prevention as Vaisravana's sacred place, it was known as a training hall for purgation in literature from the Kamakura period (1185-1333) which says ""Any criminals can be forgiven for their sins if they run into the precincts of Kouyaji Temple."", it is counted as one of the Kyushu 88 temples and 108 sacred sites. In addition, 1,000 rhododendrons of 20 rare species bloom in the flatlands of the area, and the best time to see them is from April to May."
  • Enichi-san Kodenji Temple (Soto School of Zen Buddhism)
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Honjoumachi Honjou 1112-1
    Located around 25 minutes' drive from the Saga Yamato Interchange on the Nagasaki Expressway, the Kodenji Temple is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Soto school of Zen Buddhism that was founded by Nabeshima Kiyofusa, the father of Nabeshima Naoshige, the first lord of the Nabeshima domain. During the lordship of Nabeshima Katsushige, the Nabeshima family donated additional temple buildings and land to the Kodenji Temple, which became the Nabeshima clan's family temple; the commemorative steles and votive lanterns of each successive lord of the Saga domain are neatly arranged within the temple precincts. The temple's Dainehan-zu (Painting of Nirvana) is one of only two such paintings in Japan, and is only put on display once a year, on April 19-20 during the Shakado Ceremony. Kodenji Temple is also famous as a place to view plum blossom; one particular Rose Plum tree called the Reitoku-kotobuki Plum is said to be around 400 years old, and has been designated by the city government as a Natural Monument.


  • Daikozenji Temple
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Miyakigunkiyamachou Sonobe 3628
    "A Buddhist temple located in Sonobe, Kiyama Town, Miyaki County, Saga Prefecture. The temple was founded by the priest Gyoki in 717. Temple treasures include a wooden, eleven headed statue of the goddess Kannon created by Gyoki; the temple's principal object of worship. it is only revealed to the public once every twelve years. There's also a wooden standing statue of Vaisravana and of Virupaksa which are designated National Important Cultural Properties. Also known as the ""Azalea Temple,"" each year in spring some 50 thousand azalea plants come into bloom on the mountain behind the temple, and its grounds are also a renowned destination for fall foliage viewing."

    First, the Tripadvisor reference is spelt incorrectly. It should be Daikouzenji-refer website. So be careful as there is a town in Kyushu Daikozenji and there is a temple there. The Google directions...

  • Eijuji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi Yoshida Hei 3486
  • Tanjoin Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Kashima-shi Nodomibun 2011
  • Enichiji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Karatsu-shi Kagami 1693
  • Zuikoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Ureshino-shi Ureshinomachi Shimojuku Otsu 1560
  • Sachikoyamaseigantera
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Pref. Ogishi Ogimachihatakeda Near 3106
  • Shinshuji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Imari Higashiyamashirocho Okubo 4678
  • Ryutaiji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Saga Saga-shi Akamatsumachi 2-4

Saga Main Areas


Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu’s Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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