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Tochoji Temple

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2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool place to visit. Nice and tranquil even though close to a main road. Only downside is the apartments that overlook the graves, which is a bit imposing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Pay the 50 yen a person and go upstairs to see the large Buddha. I actually liked it better than the one in Nara. It's of fairly recent vintage, surprisingly, and so is the pagoda outside. Unfortunately, you can't take photos of the Buddha. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

I went to this temple with no expectation or much understanding of the place. Just had a few hours to kill in changing trains at Hakata. What happened to me seemed to be a spiritual experience. As indicated by others you can walk under the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I found a visit to this temple quite spiritual. When I arrived? Other than the resident monks, I was the only on there. I stood in the hall for sometime soaking it in, then moved through the gardens. There was also what appears to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

While staying in Hakata for a couple of days we were taken to this great temple by our local friend. This Temple is very historic as it dates back to the year 806, just imagine the stories it could tell . It is quite big...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We would probably not have visited this temple if we hadn't been taken here by our guide. It is an interesting place to look around and there is a very large wooden Buddha up on the second floor. I think the thing we found most...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 30, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Henchelson
Reviewed March 28, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed March 27, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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February 24, 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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Kushida shrine, Tochoji temple, Shofuku temple (5 Replies)
HI all will be visiting these three places on 23 Dec which happens to be a public holiday in Japan. wondering whether they will still be opened and if yes, what is the opening hours? thks
September 04, 2014|
Response fromMumPlusOne2012|
I'm looking at the information I picked up at these temples and shrines when I was in Fukuoka in April. It looks like Shofukuji is always open, 24 hours a day. Kushida Shrine grounds are always open, with the main hall open 04:00-22:00. Tochoji is open 9:00-17:00. None of my information suggests that any of them will be closed on public holidays, but others may have better information.
transportation (6 Replies)
I am planning a trip to Hiroshima with a day trip to Miyajima and Iwakuni and then traveling to Yamaguchi where I need to meet someone at Yamaguchi shin for half a day and then traveling on to Fukuoka. How do I get from Hiroshima to Yamaguchi shin and how long will it take? And then how do I get to Fukuoka and how long will it take from Yamaguchi shin to Fukuoka? How long do you think I should allow to see Fukuoka adequately? I do know I want to eat at the yatais.. and I want to visit the...More
May 02, 2013|
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thank you very much.. those websites are indeed very helpful. Any suggestions on must see/do things to do in Fukuoka?
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Fukuoka in Oct (3 Replies)
Hi, I’ll be visiting Fukuoka this Oct with aged parents and a 12 year old. Would really appreciate advice on whether the following itinerary which uses Fukuoka as a base makes sense Day 1 Arrive Fukuoka - visit Tochoji Temple and Kushida Shrine Day 2 Visit Dazaifu Day 3 Fukuoka Day 4 travel to Yufuin then stay one night in Beppu Day 5 Beppu African Safari then back to Fukuoka Day 6 Fukuoka - visit Uminonakamichi Seaside Park and Nakasu Day 7 depart Fukuoka I am still building my...More
September 01, 2018|
Response fromETflyer|
Nishitetsu train is convenient to reach Dazaifu. Nishitetsu also has expressway bus from Hakata bus termianl, but I prefer train ride from Tenjin for its convenience. You can include Nakasu in Day 1, if you have time. Cosmos will be in bloom in Nokonoshima Island Park. You can get to the ferry terminal by a bus ride from city subway Meinohama station. Places you mentioned have no damages by the heavy rain this year.