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It’s not very accessible - I took the bus from Nakatsu at 7:30 (because I wanted to fit other sights in one day) - get off at Nakashim (中島), which is just 2-3 stops after Aonodomon (so if you are at Aonodomon you can actually...More
If you don't have your own car, this is not an easy place to access. I felt challenged and forewent a car rental and decided to use public transportation from Nakatsu City to the Yabakei area. The information booth in the JR Station was helpful...More
Near the Yabakei Gorge, Japan, is the Rakanji Temple, built into the cliffs of Mt Rakan. We went up by chairlift. Was fun as well. Rakanji is one of the oldest temples in the area, dating from the 13th century. It’s famous for it’s more...More
Had a great visit here. December drizzle, low fog walking up the old path was incredible. We had some local acquaintances take us for a visit. Wife and others took the chairlift and my two teenage boys and daughter walked up. That was something special...More
Whilst a struggle to get to without a car, it does at least have a ski lift that will take you the majority of the way up the hill. I will leave the finer detail of the temple history to others, but it's an incredible...More
The site was not accessible via public transportation. I walked here from Ao no Domon for around half an hour (2.2 km).
Tourists may choose to go up to the temple by foot or via a wired lift, round-trip of which was 800 yen per...More
We visited Rakanji Temple, which is some 45 minutes away by bus, taxi and lift-chair from Nakatsu Station, which is again about one hour and twenty minutes by bullet train and all-stop train from Fukuoka, Kyushu. So I must say, it was not an easy...More