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“Tranquil beauty”
Review of Tochoji Temple

Tochoji Temple
Ranked #12 of 338 things to do in Fukuoka
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Sao Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Tranquil beauty”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

This Buddhist temple of the Shingon school is more than 1200 years old and very impressive. More recent (1988) is the giant wooden Buddha it houses (no fotos inside!) which is approx. 11 meters in height and weighs 30 tons. The beautiful pagoda (see foto) was erected to commemorate the 1200th anniversary of the temple's founding.
It is conveniently located for to reach by public transport as the main gate is right next to the subway station.

Visited February 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Beautiful temple”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We nearly missed the temple but when you see the bright orange/read pagoda with the golden tip you know you have reached the Tochoji Temple. The temple ground is beautiful and you could explore it in leisure. We again almost miss the Wooden Buddha because the signage wasn't very clear and we don't read Japanese. The Wooden Buddha is in the modern building just next to the temple on the 2nd floor. We don't see any lift facility so not too sure if wheel-chair access is possible.

Visited February 2014
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Sidney
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“Centrally located in Hakata/Beautiful Temple and Grounds”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

The temple and temple grounds are very beautiful. Lots of photo opportunities. There is a nice pagoda on the grounds. History stretches back over 1,200 years to early Buddhism brought over from Tang era China. Features the largest Wooden Buddha in Japan. Completed in 1992. 3 blocks from Dormy Inn Gion. Ice cream shop next door also very nice and worth a stop.

Visited January 2014
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San Diego, California
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“1200 year old temple, largest wooden Buddha in Japan”
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

Went to this temple as part of the Fukuoka Walks tour. Recommend if you are in the area. It is interesting to see a 1200 yr old temple surrounded by modern architecture. Unfortunately no photos allowed of the largest wooden Buddha in Japan but you can take photos of the beautiful pagoda.

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japan
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“Nice Temple”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Like the temple. gives you a sense of peacefulness. Just like any temples in Japan the gardens are nice to look at and the budha sitting inside is rather huge. i was told it was the largest.
it is located where the yearly Yamakasa Festival takes place.
It was an exciting experience for me and my family.

Visited February 2013
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