Daikozenji Temple

"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."

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Saga Pref. Miyakigunkiyamachou Sonobe 3628
9:00-18:00 [Maple Season] 9:00-17:30
open everyday
[Visit] Free [Chigirien Admission fee (Chigirien/Momiji Season)] Adults600yen, Children (Elementary and junior high school students) 300yen, Milk Toddlers Free [Chigirien Admission fee (outside the season)] Adults300yen, Children 100yen
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  • Beautiful autumn foliage throughout the temple compound
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.09.05
    We came to see autumn foliage and there is plenty of it here. 127 steep steps take you up to the temple. We had to wait a while at the bottom to be able to take a photo with no people on the...
  • Red leaves
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.11.25
    Daikozenji is known for its azalea in spring and red leaves in autumn. Although it is a little bit far from JR station, there is a bus service during high season. The entrance of park costs $6, which...
  • Stunning when the azaleas are in bloom
    5.0 Reviewed:2016.04.28
    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...

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