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“A must in Fukuoka” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tochoji Temple

Tochoji Temple
2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0037, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 89 Attractions in Fukuoka
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Madrid
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“A must in Fukuoka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you are in Fukuoka you must visit this temple and the nearby Kushida shrine, that are only a few minutes away from Hakata station. Under the great wooden Budda there is an interesting passageway that presents some dioramas of the different hells in Buddism.

Visited September 2013
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“a nice little stop on your shrine-temple circuit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The temple is not very big so it takes less 30' to complete the tour. You can say a prayer, clap your hands, and ring the bell. You can also walk upstairs to see the giant wooden statue of the sitting Buddha, say a prayer, and light up an incense stick. Easily accessible by subway. From there, you can continue your shrine-temple circuit by walking to the Kushida Shrine, Shofukuji Temple, Jotenji Temple, and the Hakata historic district, all within 10-15 minutes of walking.

Visited May 2013
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Bangkok
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“Peaceful oasis in the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The thing I love the most about Tochoji Temple is not the giant wooden Buddha or the old age of the temple, but the small but immaculate garden in the compound. You can literally sit and stare at it all day. It evokes a true sense of calmness when you need it. The entire area is also great for photos on a sunny day.

This is another "must" place if you are visiting Fukuoka.

Visited May 2013
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Pearl City, Hawaii, United States
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“Wooden buddha”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The giant wooden buddha was impressive! However, photos are not allowed of the buddha. Walking distance from Kushida shrine also.

Visited May 2013
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“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

While the grounds and buildings are fine, the highlights are the very large Buddha and the Hell and Heaven panorama. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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