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While staying in Hakata for a couple of days we were taken to this great temple by our local friend.
This Temple is very historic as it dates back to the year 806, just imagine the stories it could tell . It is quite big...More
We would probably not have visited this temple if we hadn't been taken here by our guide. It is an interesting place to look around and there is a very large wooden Buddha up on the second floor. I think the thing we found most...More
Easy to access from Tenjin ( station K08 ), heart of the City take Kuko ( orange ) line
till K10 = Gion . this is your destination.
As you exit, the temple lies next to the metro.
The temple is dedicated to the Budhist...More
Tochioji Temple is a nice gem in the middle of Fukuoka. It was nice to step into the temple grounds and explore statues, grounds and temple facility. The wooden Buddha is located upstairs where you will need to make small donation/offering for a candle and...More
Lovely grounds, with interesting old Buddhas, graves, mill stones, and more. Huge trees and nicely done landscaping. A beautiful red pagoda rises to the heavens. The largest wooden Buddha in the world, from the esoteric Shingon sect. You can offer incense & candles and offer...More
In the Tochoji Temple, the Buddha is nearly 11 feet tall and has what is called a ring of light behind that house 5000 little Buddhas carved into the wood. There seems to be a great deal of symbolism of the hallway behind Buddha. When...More
A beautiful temple which is not on the beaten track so, doesn't suffer from large groups or noise.
A nice place to sit and eat some bento as well as, enjoy the breathtaking wooden Buddha which it is famous for,
Other shrines are very close...More
This temple is the head temple of the Shingon Sect and famous for housing a huge wooden statue of a seated Buddha. For the payment of 5 Yen one can light a candle and three incense sticks before entering the precinct where the statue is...More