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Tochoji Temple

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2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found a visit to this temple quite spiritual. When I arrived? Other than the resident monks, I was the only on there. I stood in the hall for sometime soaking it in, then moved through the gardens. There was also what appears to be...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

While staying in Hakata for a couple of days we were taken to this great temple by our local friend. This Temple is very historic as it dates back to the year 806, just imagine the stories it could tell . It is quite big...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We would probably not have visited this temple if we hadn't been taken here by our guide. It is an interesting place to look around and there is a very large wooden Buddha up on the second floor. I think the thing we found most...More

1  Thank andream0402
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Easy to access from Tenjin ( station K08 ), heart of the City take Kuko ( orange ) line till K10 = Gion . this is your destination. As you exit, the temple lies next to the metro. The temple is dedicated to the Budhist...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Unless you’re a monk a lot of the temple buildings aren’t open, but it’s still nice to look around. The main thing to see is the largest wooden Buddha in Japan. It’s upstairs so don’t miss it.

1  Thank Henchelson
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Tochioji Temple is a nice gem in the middle of Fukuoka. It was nice to step into the temple grounds and explore statues, grounds and temple facility. The wooden Buddha is located upstairs where you will need to make small donation/offering for a candle and...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful temple in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Worth a visit if in the area but I wouldn't go out of my way to go. Visit the big buddha upstairs.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Lovely grounds, with interesting old Buddhas, graves, mill stones, and more. Huge trees and nicely done landscaping. A beautiful red pagoda rises to the heavens. The largest wooden Buddha in the world, from the esoteric Shingon sect. You can offer incense & candles and offer...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

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 of the hallway behind Buddha. When...More

1  Thank ITRT
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A beautiful temple which is not on the beaten track so, doesn't suffer from large groups or noise. A nice place to sit and eat some bento as well as, enjoy the breathtaking wooden Buddha which it is famous for, Other shrines are very close...More

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Dorothy S
25 February 2015|
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No entrance fee. and you can go "HELL tour "by yourself. ofcause It's free, too! Enjoy:)
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