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 a centerpiece of your Fukuoka vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fukuoka day trip planner .
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  • Seaward from Hakata Station Street on your right (North) is an area crowded with temples, but especially Temple is located along the main street in easy-to-understand. It is about 10 minutes walk from Hakata Gion subway station is preferred. So forget that and explore the area near the jotenji Temple, shofukuji temple near Hakata station is. To visit the kushida Shinto shrine and set across the street. Precinct Temple Buddha pagoda, Temple, Kuroda homes crypt and attractions often seen many visiting foreign tourists. It is a temple that can be recommended for location and atmosphere to the shrine/Temple visit in Fukuoka City.
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  • Gion, recommended in the local and in the vicinity of the hotel, so I went. It was a very big temple. Erected in Kukai finished his training in China, returned home after it was made and local we talk. In the Temple of the very old buildings, five-storied pagoda, Kuroda's grave. In addition, the Buddha more than 10 meters high on the second floor. 50 yen and three incense and candles one visit.
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  • It is before going by bus at Chapel at the back of the eye. It is about a 10-minute walk from Hakata station. Reminds me of "the beauty of early spring in Japan" Plum season while the blue sky, red and pink. If you see the Buddha is paid, if only is free.
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