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Tochoji Temple

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Address: 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 92-291-4459
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World's Largest Class Wooden Buddha

Tochoji temple is off the beaten track but well worth the ride. Discover the memorial / burial stones of the 2nd, 4rth, 8th in line of the Kuroda clan. We went on a rainy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
491dean
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tochoji temple is off the beaten track but well worth the ride. Discover the memorial / burial stones of the 2nd, 4rth, 8th in line of the Kuroda clan. We went on a rainy day! Also of interest is the hallway under the wooden buddha..... it shows the travel of death. And the ornate painting of the buddha which took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful , a big hall for worshippers, Five story pagoda . surrounded by buildings. The place has a lot of positive energy.

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Thank Anita S
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was part of my Fukuoka Walking Tour when I was there. The guide take us there to show us the largest wooden seating Buddha in Fukuoka at Tochoji Temple. Outside the ground area, a designated cultural property , stood a glimming five story pagoda besides the temple. We went in to the temple and up the stairways. At the... More 

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting temple. You could understand the sense of peace just few step inside. At the first flor you could find the biggest seat Buddha statue of Japan. You have to try the meditation path under the statue with the last part entirely with no light.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely Temple to visit, pleasant grounds, a beautiful pagoda, and the wooden Buddha took our breath away (I visited with two children, age 11 and 4). No photos are allowed of the Buddha, though, but l don't mind – this is a religious site after all. We went during a weekday afternoon and the temple had few visitors.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This temple is right smack in the middle of the city, along the busy Taihaku-dori, part of the route of the famous Yamakasa Festival. It is an important temple (as seen by the 5 lines on the temple wall) because it was established by the Buddhist saint Kobo Daishi himself. There is a bright pagoda, a large temple hall but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Completed in 806, this is believed to be the oldest temple Shingon temple in Kyushu. Located in the Gion area where there are a number of historical shrines and temples, Tōchō-ji is a must-visit with its eleven meter tall Great Buddha statue. The grounds are well kept, and I was fortunate enough to arrive when there were no other visitors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Tochoji is more than a big Buddha. If you've been to Kyoto or Nara, the Buddha is just an ok. The more interesting and often forgotten attraction is the corridor of hells and heaven. The entrance is the left side of Buddha. The Buddhist hells, yes more than one hell, are depicted in graphic drawings. There's continuous recorded explanation, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

In the Entrance gate there are the usual figures. After this one comes to the Main Hall which one can clearly see but entry is not permited. Nearby is a tall Pagoda, a small (pagoda-like) Pavilion and a sort of Cemetery with Memorials to Feudal Lords. When we visited apart from some aother visitors the Temple appeared virtually deserted. Entry... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I've seen my share of Buddha statues, but this one was special. In true Japanese fashion, it wasn't over the top, but it was an image of simple elegance. The woodwork on the backdrop is far more impressive to me than the buddha itself. The best part about the Temple is its location, because it is right in the middle... More 

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