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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  • Fukuoka statue here would be not to be missed. Still here, said the Kobo Daishi Kukai returned from the Tang dynasty, the temple was built in the first temple. In addition, UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of yamakasa oiyama course, and Hakata Gion-Yama Kasa too deeply is a temple.
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  • In the Tochoji Temple, the Buddha is nearly 11 feet tall and has what is called a ring of light behind that house 5000 little Buddhas carved into the wood. There seems to be a great deal of symbolism ...  more »

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