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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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  • Huge Buddha carved from cypress from Taiwan. The tunnel.underneath is supposed to simulate the journey through hell. It is a quirky experience. The ground is small and you can spend 15 minutes here. T...  more »
  • The temple site is rather small, but worth checking out if you're in town. It has what is supposed to be the largest seated, wooden Buddha statue in Japan. The temple belongs to the Shingon sect, whic...  more »
  • Located directly from the Gion subway exit. There is a good pastry shop on the right of the temple. A working temple that has devotee buying candles, writing the wishes and burn them, like in many tem...  more »