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Tochoji Temple

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Address: 2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 92-291-4459
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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This Temple was located right in the middle of a bustling Taihaku-dori Avenue, across Gion sta (exit #4). The tall pagoda is a symbol of Fukuoka and the highlight is Japan's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2016

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Tochoji is more than a big Buddha. If you've been to Kyoto or Nara, the Buddha is just an ok. The more interesting and often forgotten attraction is the corridor of hells and heaven. The entrance is the left side of Buddha. The Buddhist hells, yes more than one hell, are depicted in graphic drawings. There's continuous recorded explanation, but... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

In the Entrance gate there are the usual figures. After this one comes to the Main Hall which one can clearly see but entry is not permited. Nearby is a tall Pagoda, a small (pagoda-like) Pavilion and a sort of Cemetery with Memorials to Feudal Lords. When we visited apart from some aother visitors the Temple appeared virtually deserted. Entry... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I've seen my share of Buddha statues, but this one was special. In true Japanese fashion, it wasn't over the top, but it was an image of simple elegance. The woodwork on the backdrop is far more impressive to me than the buddha itself. The best part about the Temple is its location, because it is right in the middle... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a small quiet temple nearby Hakata Station. It houses the largest indoor wooden Buddha in Japan, along with rare statuary that is hundreds of years old.

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galveston, texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We walked about 20 minutes from Kushida shrine to Tochoji temple. Good choice. I think these are the big two religious sites; we saw many more, though. There were nice Japanese folks with maps in English at the site to help explain the temple. Overall,a great experience and plenty to see. This temple will take about 1 to 1.5 hours... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

This Temple was located right in the middle of a bustling Taihaku-dori Avenue, across Gion sta (exit #4). The tall pagoda is a symbol of Fukuoka and the highlight is Japan's tallest seated wooden Buddha statue which is a must see.. Upon entering one will see a large compound, peaceful atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. The main Hall with magnificent wooden... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Easy to locate, just beside exit of the train station. The wooden Buddha statue size is amazing. There is an entrance underneath the statue showing scenes of the underworld. Don't go in if you are afraid of the dark. As after the pictures, you will have to walk thru total darkness for a bit before you can exit that area.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We went to the place for our last day in North Kyushu trip. This place is right above Gion station but we walked there from another temple. Very peaceful and not crowded, considering its location. Wooden Buddha was so big, approx 3-4 stories house. Right next to the temple, there was Sembe Shop, good for souvenir (greentea ice cream was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Small well kept old temple right in the middle of busy streets, within walking distance from train station.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Nice temple to stroll around for about half an hour. The giant wooden Buddha is impressive but pictures aren't allowed. Behind the Buddha is also a freaky dark corridor with depictions of Buddhistic hell or at least that's what I thought. The pagoda is also very nice and colourful.

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