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Tochoji Temple

Address: 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Ranked #3 of 100 Attractions in Fukuoka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Makassar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I think it was awesome. The pagoda is beatiful and budha statue is very big. It showed us their ancient history. I'd love to visit it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Don't even bother. Nothing to see. I walled in and in 2 min, I was out. Don't waste your time. Just go straight to Kushida or the Canal City Hakata.

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Chandler, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was another stop on the Fukuoka Bike Tour. The Buddhist statue is very large and impressive. What I especially liked was the artwork depicting "hell and heaven" in the hallway behind and underneath the statue. The pictures begin showing the reckoning and judgement. Then several panels depict several different levels of hell. At the end, there is a very... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The statue is very impressive and I enjoyed viewing at it, there was not much crowd on a Wednesday afternoon. There was a small Hell gallery on the left and at the end there was a surprise of walking through a no light room, I guess meaning to impress of living in hell with no light? Quite an experience, and... More 

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Just across Gion subway the shrine is a good place to visit. See the wooden Buddha upstairs which was carved out of a single block of wood. There is also a brightly red pagoda, good for picture taking.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Intricate carved wooden Buddha with an interesting "hell to heaven" hallway underneath it. Too bad you can't take pictures of the Buddha.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Upon entering the temple building, the sign (in English) directs me upstairs to see the big Buddha. I have spent quite a bit of time in Southeast Asia and seen my share of Buddhas, and this one is right up there. A wooden Buddha - that is different. The photos on the wall in the room adjacent to the Buddha... More 

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Tokyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Located in the downtown, it was quite the experience. Although, located on quite a busy street, however once you are inside, it is really peaceful. :)

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The highlight of this temple is the giant Buddha. You can find it on the first floor. Do not just look at the Buddha but walk behind it. The sign is only in Japanese but you are free to go behind it. It is a special experience (although not suitable for claustrophobic people maybe). Also the rest of the temple... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This Temple was located right in the middle of a bustling street. However, inside you couldn't hear anything outside. It was so peaceful. The tall pagoda is a symbol of Fukuoka and the giant wooden Buddha is a must see. I had a lovely time there and would definitely recommend a visit if in the area.

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