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Tochoji Temple

2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-291-4459
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Very tranquil and lovely friendly guides

Visited by accident when going for a walk along the Fukuoka main street. Lovely grounds, seriously... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2012
Big Buddha, magnificent cherry tree

See the big Buddha (actually from 1980's), nice buildings and a magnificent solo cherry tree (try... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2012
Pavel K
Hlucin, Czech Republic
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2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-291-4459

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Reviewed 11 November 2012

Visited by accident when going for a walk along the Fukuoka main street. Lovely grounds, seriously impressive Buddha and the guides were lovely and friendly!

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

See the big Buddha (actually from 1980's), nice buildings and a magnificent solo cherry tree (try to visit during Hanami time). The rest of the garden (yard) is also worth exploring.

Thank Pavel K
Reviewed 6 July 2012

The shrine complex is nice, the main building is big and the pagoda is cool (plus you have plenty of room to tahe pictures of it, not as easy as you can think with pagodas in Japab), but the great thing is the wooden 20...More

1  Thank tangato
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The Tochoji Temple is a beautifully-maintained 9th century temple, featuring a bright orange pagoda tower and the largest wooden seated Buddha sculpture in Japan. The grounds of this little temple are lovingly maintained, and the whole effect is both charming, beautiful, and contemplative.

1  Thank evanembee
Reviewed 22 March 2012

The grounds here were nice, and the temple space itself, although largely reserved for Buddhists, still provided some nice views into the space. The smell of incense mad it all feel special, and we hit the gong-bowl and made a donation. That all said, my...More

Thank Chris_Sandeman
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Big wooden buddha, but you can't take a picture! Grounds are very small, but very nice. New pagoda on property. The best is the path that goes thru the buddha...you must do this!

2  Thank MTRose
Reviewed 2 December 2011

The other reviewers' comments are all very applicable for Tochoji. But for us, the real highlight was the Hell and Heaven exhibit. The Big Buddha is on the second floor of the building on the right side. There is only a small sign in English...More

1  Thank iskating
Reviewed 19 October 2011

As with most Temples in Asia the surrounding gardens and outer buildings are immaculate. This Temple may look ancient (founded 806 AD and rebuilt in the 17th Century) but most of everything is housed in fairly 'modern' buildings. Inside the main hall, we saw an...More

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Dorothy S
24 February 2015|
Response from zuka8jp |
No entrance fee. and you can go "HELL tour "by yourself. ofcause It's free, too! Enjoy:)
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