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Address: 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 92-291-4459
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Spend several hours wandering in Gokushomachi visiting its many shrines and temples

The newly completed Hakata Sennen no Mon Gate is at the beginning of Jotenji dori - a good place to begin your temple circuit in Gokushomachi. Take a pen and paper to keep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

The newly completed Hakata Sennen no Mon Gate is at the beginning of Jotenji dori - a good place to begin your temple circuit in Gokushomachi. Take a pen and paper to keep notes so you can remember what temples you visited at end of the day! From the Gate you can easily walk to Waka Hachimangu, Tochoji Temple, Jotenji,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Buddha is located on the 2nd floor, but no photos were allowed. There's a pagoda though. Not difficult to find.

Thank Huyaa
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This temple marks the beginning of the temple circuit once you get off the Gion metro stop. The grounds are not that impressive, but the 10m tall wooden Buddha is worth seeing. No charge to enter, so why not stop in (and make a donation before you go)

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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The best thing of this temple is the cherry blossom tree at the entrance. I think that the temple behind it, it is better!

Thank Laura G
Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The location of this temple is a short distance by metro from Hakata station. The temple is located in a lane not far from the exit of the metro station. The surrounding areas of the temple is well-maintained. The pagoda in the main ground of the temple is beautiful. Do remember to visit the ancient Buddha statute located at 2nd... More 

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

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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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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Brasilia, DF
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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.

Thank Mara95

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