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Daihonzan Naritasan Kurume Temple (成田山 久留米分院)

"Daihonzan Naritasan Kurume Temple can be reached by coming off the Kyushu Expressway at the Hirokawa Interchange and then driving along National Route 3 in the direction of Kurume for about 10 minutes. It is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Chizan school of the Shingon sect, which was founded by being separated from Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Chiba Prefecture; its official name is Naritasan Kurume Bunin (""Bunin"" means ""branch temple""). Within the temple precincts there is a 62 meter-high statue of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, which is said to be the largest of its kind in Japan. Inside the statue there is a spiral staircase leading up to an observation window positioned in the shoulder, from which there are views of the Chikugo Plain and the Ariake Sea; Unzen can be seen in the distance. There is also a museum in the temple called the ""Hell and Paradise Museum,"" which recreates the sights and sounds of hell using dioramas and sound effects, enabling visitors to experience a ""tour of hell."""


Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Kamitsumachi 1386-22 (Kurume / ChikugoArea)

phone 0942217500

[SaturdaySundayPublic holiday]9:00-16:30

Review of Naritasan Kurume Bunin

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Reviewed:2018/09/30 Majestic Statue
The 200 feet tall statue can be seen from far away, as you drive to this temple. The temple is quite unusual compared to most temples in Japan.

There was hardly any crowd during the visit. The...
Reviewed:2018/04/06 Unusual temple
This temple is one of the most interesting I have seen in Japan. The 203 ft. high statue is impressive and is visible for miles. You can climb up into the statue if you want to. Also there is a...
Reviewed:2018/01/20 Spectacular walk to this wonderful part of Kyushu
We took a train to Minami-Kurume station and walked some 35 minutes to this lovely temple. Came across so many wonderful locals and some hidden away local supermarkets. Topped off by the beautiful...

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Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Kamitsumachi 1386-22 [map]
Kurume / ChikugoArea
[SaturdaySundayPublic holiday]9:00-16:30
open everyday
[Jibo Kannon Admission fee to worship]
[Adult] 500yen
[Junior and senior high school students] 300yen
[Elementary School Students] 100yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Others (at smoking areas)
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Impossible (20 steps in front of the main hall)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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