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Tochoji Temple, Fukuoka

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Admire the history and artistry of Tochoji Temple, a Shingon Buddhist temple known for its large Buddha statue. At 10.8 m (35.4 ft) tall, the seated Buddha represents one of the largest statues of its kind in the country, and the intricately carved ring of light that acts as the backdrop deserves to be studied and admired, with various images of Buddha carved into the wood. Founded in 806 CE by Kukai, a major force in the spread of Buddhism throughout Japan, the temple complex includes an impressive pagoda, a main hall, and a cemetery housing memorials to several notable feudal lords. Make Tochoji Temple part of your personalized Fukuoka itinerary using our Fukuoka vacation planner.
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  • Few people were around when i visited. I failed to see the big buddha (I wasn't aware of it - so take note!). I was only able to visit the memorials outside of the Kuroda clan and the beautiful five-s...  more »
  • It was a temple, such as nouveau riche. The bad feeling that volunteers are selling candles ago Buddha's aunt who stood. And somehow, there are posters saying "buy candles from your bow," dislike "is felt. Also, and stating that "easily a stir nokyo-sho" written when nokyo-sho sandwiched between paper, fun Fukuoka travel until it all was ruined by the insidious. Is not in the temples of it get fed up, and more certainly and easily get nokyo-Sho, is take that posters or, better yet I quit nokyo-sho award itself. I feel rude Buddha than those who prefer to collect the nokyo-Sho, continues to nokyo-sho 300 yen. Sure you turned those beads will be pure-hearted people in the temple is that it is not it. I absolutely do not worship.
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  • Kobo Daishi Japan at first was said to have built the temple. First Temple was burned down and the second generation Lord of the Fukuoka-Han Kuroda Tadayuki is reconstructed to its present location. Fukuoka Japan's largest Buddha was thrilling!
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