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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  • When he visited Fukuoka in spring has been stopped. Pay 50 yen, to offer candles, we. Is also unlike Kyoto's big Buddha, big hell going through under the their Buddha tour is "darkness" in during came out a realistic picture of the various hells was nervous walking, interesting
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  • There are many places to worship the Buddha, but this statue is made of wood, which is particularly great. If you want to learn more about the production process of the Buddha statue, there are also some pictures in the monastery that were built during the year. In addition, there is a hell of the Buddha under the road, reach out to the fingers, not long distances, suitable for unity.
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  • Until the visit is a historic Temple, but this time I didn't. It is a subway Gion station. Built more than 1,200 years, the founder is Kukai, known as the Kuroda clan of Fukuoka clan temple. A brilliant orange-red five-storied pagoda. Fukuoka Buddha goes on the stairs on the right side of the upstairs. 50 Yen to pay 2-3 steps forward and figure of the Buddha! Powerful. I was surprised. And write things like this pitch-black, so to use the handrail and proceed to its destination, walk behind the statue, and Inferno, I was nervous. Was pounding really black, what happens now?, is after all nothing done. Oh, Buddha is not allowed to take photos.
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