- Address: 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0037, Japan, Fukuoka-shi
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-922914459
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Tochoji - Review
Though the building you see today is a modern granite construct, the original temple in this location was built in the early 9th century. It is dedicated to the monk Kukai, an important figure in the propagation of Tantrik Buddhism in Japan, who is interred here. The temple's main hall, gate and inner walls surround a large pond in the central courtyard. There are two major statues here. One is of the goddess Kannon, which, made in the ancient Heian period, is recognised as national cultural property. The other statue is the largest seated wooden Buddha in the world, over 10 meters tall and weighing over 30 tonnes; it was made in the 1990s. Next to it a small treasure hall. Buried in the temple's cemetery are several local feudal lords from the Edo Period.
How To reach Tochoji by Public Transport
- Gion Subway Station, Kuko/Yellow Line
- 3, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3N, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 29, 29N, 30, 32, 39, 39B, 40, 47, 48, 48-1, 50, 56, 57, 68, 80, 88, 99, 100, 113, 114, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 208, 306, 312, 400, 503, 506, 507, 514, 515, 526 stop Gion-machi
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tochoji
57.66% of people who visit Fukuoka-shi include Tochoji in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
36.9% of people start their Tochoji visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tochoji
93.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tochoji
Tochoji, Fukuoka-shi Reviews
Too peaceful. Needs new music system for slow rock.
It was a nice experience. Never been into a temple before and this is a historic one too! There is a cemetery of the Kuroda family here! It's very peaceful and relaxing place! I had a long time connection flight in this region so I asked around for something amazing and historical to see, I was directed to this place and it was worth it! If you are in the area drop by and have a look around! Beautiful!
Nice garden and trees. Stone lanterns and monuments. Temple and pagoda. Costs 50en to see the giant Buddha statue other is no charge.
The wooden buddha really is massive and impressive. Nothing like any other buddha statue I've seen in Asia. It's gilded with gold! Pay 50 yen to enter, and you get a candel and some incense to burn.
I’ve seen a lot of temples in Japan. This was not one I will remember...