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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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+81 92-291-4459
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A short hop from Hakata Station

If you are hard pressed for time in this city, this temple ought to be in your list. Just a short hop from the main train station and major bus terminal (8 min walk) and you'll... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 12, 2017
Saijo, Japan

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Saijo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

If you are hard pressed for time in this city, this temple ought to be in your list. Just a short hop from the main train station and major bus terminal (8 min walk) and you'll immediately be transported back in time once you are in the premises. The garden is good. Picture opportunities with the vermilion five-storey pagoda, old... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Few people were around when i visited. I failed to see the big buddha (I wasn't aware of it - so take note!). I was only able to visit the memorials outside of the Kuroda clan and the beautiful five-story pagoda for pictures. Suggest visiting in the early morning. I will visit again when I get another chance.

Thank Deric K
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

The temple itself is not spectacular, but the big Buddha was stunning, and the passage underneath him -- through hell, darkness, and into enlightenment-- was great. The several block around the temple, including the gate and the gardens are a quiet, peaceful gem in the heart of a busy city. Worth seeing and strolling.

Thank Craig C
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Tochoji is very local. You can see people lid the candle and pray. The atmosphere is peaceful and quite. Not so touristy.

Thank TheNayzer
Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

This temple has the largest wooden Buddha statue. There's an access point underneath the platform of the massive statue where you can find paintings of "hell". There's a tunnel which leads to a snaking pathway in complete darkness. You need to feel your way out and if you're fortunate enough, you may even find one of the bells (for luck)... More 

Thank Sarah M
Fukuoka, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is the first Japanese Shingon temple, but most of its buildings were destroyed during WWII. Nevertheless the big Buddha is impressive.

Thank japanfan2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

See how this giant wooden Buddha was made by looking at the framed pictures. Smell the wooden aroma and wonder where the wood came from. No picture allowed though! Be sure not to miss Budha, its found in the second floor

1 Thank riezl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

1 Thank 491dean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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

1 Thank Anita S
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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