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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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  • In the Centre of Gion station, but it was raining. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in the 見remashita in good time. There were a lot of foreign tourists. Admission is free. Five-storied pagoda catches the eye. Big cherry tree in full bloom was spectacular.
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  • The big cherry blossom in the temple garden was so beautiful. The big Buddha is on the upper floor. It is just a 3 minute walk across the Gion Subway . Tip: Exit 3 at Gion Subway and cross the road to...  more »
  • The history of Japan, for the first time who served the esoteric is Hakata. The first introduction of ground. We were not able to return to Kyoto in the Heian period that at that time, Japan wants to reign in Buddhism, Kukai, saicho over China as a Buddhist Missionary is Kūkai's too smart too, achieved in only 20 years training designated by the State two years to less than that, the rest of Kyushu 88 places of pilgrimage around or ┄
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