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Tochoji Temple

2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-291-4459
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Big Buddha, and a very mellow atmosphere

As temples go, this place very mellow. We got there between bus loads of tourists, and the incense... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Suva, Fiji
Temples, shrines, boeddha

This complex consists of several buildings, shrines, monuments and a pagoda. Eye catcher, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Den Haag, The Netherlands
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2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-291-4459

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As temples go, this place very mellow. We got there between bus loads of tourists, and the incense sticks, candles and pagoda made for some great photo ops. Very conveniently located in middle of city, but a haven of silence on its own. Good signage...More

Thank StuartinFiji
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This complex consists of several buildings, shrines, monuments and a pagoda. Eye catcher, but somewhat hidden, is the giant wooden boeddha. It is on the first floor of the modern building. Open from 9.00 am to 16.30. There is a small entrance to hell on...More

Thank Jan_Lelie
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Ok guys this is not on the Kyoto scale but given that Fukuoka does not boast gem temple this one is nice to visit and next door to gion station. Stayed 15 mins

Thank marcdegueurce2013
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The highlight of this place is the huge wooden buddha inside the building. It's the largest seated Buddha in Japan. Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed, but it's really quite a sight. The red and gold pagoda outside is striking nestled in between the skyscrapers of...More

Thank hesperiina
Reviewed 5 July 2017

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. The big Buddha is on the right side...More

2  Thank khguan
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I have visited a lot of temples in Japan so I said I'd do this one to kill my last few hours in Japan before flying out. I threw my last few 100 yen &change coins in the prayer box, lit my candle in the...More

Thank Josephine K
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

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. There is a nice rice cracker shop just outside it's door.

2  Thank Nick W
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

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, which is more closely related to Tibetan Buddhism than...More

Thank cascadianabroad2015
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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 temples. A nice garden and some memorial to the...More

Thank tengkin
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This beautiful Buddhist temple, founded in 806 AD, has (on the second floor) the largest wooden statue of Buddha in Japan. Its grounds also hold the graves of the first, second and eighth Kuroda lords. The temple occasionally serves as a refuge to western backpackers....More

Thank Lam N
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Dorothy S
25 February 2015|
Response from zuka8jp |
No entrance fee. and you can go "HELL tour "by yourself. ofcause It's free, too! Enjoy:)
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