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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  • October 1, 2017
    Buddha is not visible from the outside. Both learning processes can be 2-up pay a visit to the great Buddha, the 回れたり behind the scenes of the great Buddha. Because there is no sight in total darkness when you go around to the back, children and volunteers by time may be scared, I hear talk about crowding
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  • September 25, 2017
    This temple is the head temple of the Shingon Sect and famous for housing a huge wooden statue of a seated Buddha. For the payment of 5 Yen one can light a candle and three incense sticks before enter...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    I had spare time so rent a bike and just hung around near the river, Gion area. I did not know it is heritage place where they have many temples and monuments. This place have big wooden Buddha and be...  more »

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