Tochoji Temple

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Fukuoka, Japan
092-291-4459
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Tochoji Temple - Tochoji Temple
Tochoji Temple - Tochoji Temple
Tochoji Temple - Tochoji Temple
Tochoji Temple - Tochoji Temple
Tochoji Temple - Tochoji Temple
Tochoji Temple - Tochoji Temple: picture of the Daibutsu from the guide (no photos allowed in the temple T_T)

Tochoji Temple Fukuoka Reviews

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Indoor wooden Daibutsu (Buddha) Oct 04, 2010
If you haven't been to Nara or Kamakura, Fukuoka's Tochoji Temple is a good alternative to see a large daibutsu (Buddha).

Tochoji Temple is the home of the largest class seated wooden daibutsu (Buddha) in Japan. The temple itself is looks like any regular temple - except what is hidden inside on the 2nd floor. Rising above 15 meters high (or was it more?), a large wooden panel with intricately carved miniature buddhas on the background gives this already improsing daibutsu, a more dramatic backdrop. A gallery in the next room provides photographs documenting the creation and the installation of the wooden daibutsu. No photos are allowed to be taken inside!

The tombs of a Fukuoka feudal lords and a hexagonal building with calligraphy engraved by prominent people during that time are seen in the inner doors are on the temple grounds.
Tochoji Temple
Tochoji Temple
Tochoji Temple
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