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Tochoji Temple

2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-291-4459
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“wooden buddha” (39 reviews)
“story pagoda” (6 reviews)
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2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
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+81 92-291-4459
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"big buddha"
in 19 reviews
"wooden buddha"
in 39 reviews
"story pagoda"
in 6 reviews
"seated buddha"
in 4 reviews
"incense sticks"
in 3 reviews
"feudal lords"
in 3 reviews
"second floor"
in 7 reviews
"hakata station"
in 11 reviews
"five storey"
in 2 reviews
"small donation"
in 2 reviews
"heaven and hell"
in 2 reviews
"complete darkness"
in 2 reviews
"right hand side"
in 2 reviews
"lovely grounds"
in 2 reviews
"gion area"
in 2 reviews
"upper floor"
in 2 reviews
"modern building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank roboesGistel
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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.

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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

Thank DKHNL
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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.

Thank TBiird
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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

Thank landart
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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

Thank ITRT
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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

Thank WalkingPoint
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This temple is the head temple of the Shingon Sect and famous for housing a huge wooden statue of a seated Buddha. For the payment of 5 Yen one can light a candle and three incense sticks before entering the precinct where the statue is...More

1  Thank Area21a
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I had spare time so rent a bike and just hung around near the river, Gion area. I did not know it is heritage place where they have many temples and monuments. This place have big wooden Buddha and behind him, there is story about...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Lots of incense as all visitors are asked to light a candle and three joss sticks for a contribution of ¥50. Don't miss out on going behind the Buddah to see the rather graphic paintings of the demons and Buddah, then enter the dark corridor...More

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