Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kyushu-Okinawa  /  Fukuoka Prefecture  /  Fukuoka  /  Historic Sites  /  Tochoji Temple

Tochoji Temple, Fukuoka

4.0
#2 of 31 in Historic Sites in Fukuoka
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Tochoji Temple
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
367 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Buddha is in the building on the second floor, visitors buy incense and candles. Hell tour paradise tours also can be. Large timber in Japan and was surprisingly new, was younger than me (laughs)
    View original
  • Only a short subway Gion station. Great Buddha Hall is located on the second floor. Under the pedestal of the statue of Buddha can be around the world of hell and paradise. Like Buddhist theme park looks like, and also the buildings of the compound.
    View original
  • This temple is just within walking distance from Hotel Nikko and visible form the main road. There are a couple of beautiful buildings in the area and it is worth some time to take some nice photos. T...  more »

Plan your trip to Fukuoka

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Fukuoka

As the largest city on the island, a hub of commerce, transport, and tourism, and a base for exploration of the wider region, Fukuoka offers plenty of accommodations to choose from. The most established hotels lie in Chuo Ward, the district closest to the port and on the western bank of the Naka River. Standard and luxury options abound in the this area and surrounding districts, offering a range of additional facilities to suit all tastes and budgets. Budget-conscious travelers will be pleased to find hostels and guesthouses throughout the city, but again, primarily in this central area.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Fukuoka by other users

24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, kids, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Osaka, Kyoto Prefecture & Fukuoka BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Kyushu-Okinawa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto & Fukuoka BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Melbourne & Fukuoka BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Fukuoka BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans