Tochoji

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0037, Japan, Fukuoka-shi
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  • 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

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.

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  • Tochoji Address: 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0037, Japan, Fukuoka-shi
  • Tochoji Contact Number: +81-922914459
  • Tochoji Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tochoji Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Tochoji(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tochoji: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 56.26% of people who visit Fukuoka-shi include Tochoji in their plan

  • 36.9% of people start their Tochoji visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tochoji

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

93.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tochoji

People normally club together Nakasu and Hakozaki Shrine while planning their visit to Tochoji.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Incredible complex of temples in the heart of Fukuoka. Beautiful gardens and magical experience. Highly recommend if you’re around.

  • Sweet little temple in Hakata with a large wooden buddha on the first floor. Don't forget to walk through the tunnel behind the buddha. On the complex there is pagoda and a place to get a temple stamp, next door there is a shop selling shrine sanctioned crackers and it's only a 15 minute walk from Hakata Station.

  • The #TochojiTemple is one of the oldest #Buddhist temples in Japan. It is located at the centre of #Fukuoka and is the most famous temple in #Hakata. The beauty and serenity of the area inspired Kiara's photographic urges and brought out the #NinjaMoves of my girls.

  • Beautiful and peaceful temple in Gion, walking distance from Hakata Station. There is a big wooden Buddha statue on the 2nd floor. Spent around 20 mins to look around

  • You can visit many other temples in all walking distance. Tochoji Temple is located in the Hakata ward of the Fukuoka City in the Fukuoka Prefecture. Tochoji Temple belongs to the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.

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