Nanzoin Temple Fukuoka: Discover the world's largest bronze reclining Buddha statue

  • Published on : 01/04/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Nestled in the serene mountains of Sasaguri, Fukuoka Prefecture, Nanzoin Temple is a hidden gem that attracts visitors with its colossal reclining Buddha statue, the largest bronze statue of its kind in the world. This impressive temple complex, part of the Sasaguri 88 temple pilgrimage, offers a unique blend of spiritual atmosphere, stunning natural surroundings, and remarkable Buddhist art.

Belonging to the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism, Nanzoin Temple's main highlight is undoubtedly the 41-meter long and 11-meter high bronze reclining Buddha, weighing an astounding 300 tons. Visitors come from far and wide to marvel at this awe-inspiring statue, appreciate the temple's tranquil ambiance, and explore the picturesque natural surroundings.

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