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Tochoji Temple東長寺


The head temple for Shingon Buddhism in Kyushu, the temple’s principal object of worship is a figure of the great priest Kukai. The first temple built by Kukai in Japan after returning from Tang China, it is said that the temple’s name, comprised of the characters for “east” and “long,” was chosen to reflect Kukai’s hope that esoteric Buddhism would long be spread in the east of Asia. The temple’s circular Rokkaku-do hall is both exceptionally functional and beautiful. The temple’s brilliant red five-tier pagoda was just completed in 2011. The giant Fukuoka Daibutsu statue of the Buddha situated on the temple grounds, meanwhile, was completed over a four year period starting in 1988. A spectacular figure 10.8 meters tall and weighing 30 tons, the patterned wall behind the statue enshrines 5,000 smaller Buddha statues. A 15-minute walk from JR Hakata Station.


Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Gokushomachi 2-4 (Fukuoka / DazaifuArea)

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Review of Tochoji Temple

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Reviewed:2019/11/27 Great Buddha
Tochoji is not far from JR Hakata station and due to its good location on Taihaku Avenue, many tourists come to visit it. To enter the premises is free, but if you want to see the statue of Great...
Reviewed:2019/11/22 Tochoji Temple
Tochoji temple is a solemn place with huge Buddha inside. However, picture taking of it is not allowed. You can take pictures outside only. It’s free for all.
Reviewed:2019/11/19 certainly visit the great wooden buddha
This relative small temple is certainly worth visiting. There is a pagoda in the back, but the main thing to view is the giant wooden buddha ( the largest sitting buddha in the country). You have to...

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Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Gokushomachi 2-4 [ map ]
Fukuoka / DazaifuArea
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship] Free
[Great Buddha Admission fee to worship] 50yen
Parking Lot
[Large bus] 2spaces
[Medium bus] 4spaces
[Cars] 20spaces
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          The most northerly of Kyushu island's prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan's most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture's capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country - a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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