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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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  • The Gion station. It is a big Buddha. You could walk in the darkness, touching the wheel of the Buddha. Out of darkness.
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  • Then visit the Tōchō-ji Temple. 東 si chang (anymore) and goes by, for there is a pagoda with bright colors as a symbol.
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  • Hakata with free and let's go to shrines and temples tour and have went. Is coming from the old days the Hakata is the first time than the TV went in to say free admission of the Buddha. 50 yen, but candles, incense, not forced just Buddha and so cannot be ignored in front of people come here to worship. Note to him. Buddha is prohibited, it is well written (writing because I think seems to shoot I was down I tried to lower the camera, were offended by people who say bad angry side, but did not know it should is not will you? ) I guess many it only foreign photographer just Buddha is their relatively large is just say no. I didn't feel too much history statue of a dark passage walk Street railings. Only one wide enough notice. Their umbrella have felt than when you came out with what looks like a cane instead had a blind eye relief to learn that. Outside is a beautiful five-story pagoda. It is also new. Felt the historical shrine and the Kuroda family tomb much? Was associated with Kobo Daishi, rather
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