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Address: 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent as first timer

I'm a first time in Japan and happened to go to Fukuoka to attend a conference there. The place is very calm, tranquilled and secluded, though it was addressed at the side of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The grounds are beautiful with several surprises if you explore tge edges. The 16m wooden Buddha is inspired.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I'm a first time in Japan and happened to go to Fukuoka to attend a conference there. The place is very calm, tranquilled and secluded, though it was addressed at the side of a big street. The pagoda, sakura tree and others are very good to see and a very good place to take a photos.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Tochoji Temple has a modest grounds adjacent to a busy street and surrounded by apartment buildings. It is however in close proximity to a cluster of shrines and temples so should be part of any walking tour.

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Hong Kong, China
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201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Tochoji Temple at Gion was a temple of the Kuroda family, lord of Fukuoka Province, which housed the Great Buddha statue and a signature 5 stories pagoda. Open to public on 28th of every month. Exit on the back yard of temple and walk to Jotenji Temple.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

i like very much to know the temple. i was there in january and there was a festival in that day. it is very nice to see the budda, and to walk behind the statue. it was like you are in a deep place and then you walk in the darkness and finish in the light.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

You can see the beautiful sculptures!! If you are lucky, you are able to see the golden buddha~

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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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