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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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  • 東長寺的位置就在地鐵旁,出了站就可以看到,這麼熱鬧的地點,裡面讓人覺得很平靜,大佛在寺廟裡面(不能拍照),主要寺院的建築前方就是六角堂。 
  • Interesting temple with a small pagoda. In addition to the Kushida shrine is worth here also make a small detour. The temple has one of the largest wooden Buddha's Japan's. There is a completely black room which is completely dark in the foot of the Buddha. You can commit them on foot.
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  • It was a wonder that Buddha was a sight to see, but walked down the dark hallway on railings, time. It was a strange feeling because in the dark will not know maybe my eyes were still there, others did not alone where you are, I felt a long time out.
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