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Tochoji Temple

2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-291-4459
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I have visited a lot of temples in Japan so I said I'd do this one to kill my last few hours in... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Josephine K
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See the big Buddha and walk the tunnel beneath

Huge Buddha carved from cypress from Taiwan. The tunnel.underneath is supposed to simulate the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Nick W
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2-4 Gokushomachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0037, Fukuoka Prefecture

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I have visited a lot of temples in Japan so I said I'd do this one to kill my last few hours in Japan before flying out. I threw my last few 100 yen &change coins in the prayer box, lit my candle in the...More

2  Thank Josephine K
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Huge Buddha carved from cypress from Taiwan. The tunnel.underneath is supposed to simulate the journey through hell. It is a quirky experience. The ground is small and you can spend 15 minutes here. There is a nice rice cracker shop just outside it's door.

4  Thank Nick W
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The temple site is rather small, but worth checking out if you're in town. It has what is supposed to be the largest seated, wooden Buddha statue in Japan. The temple belongs to the Shingon sect, which is more closely related to Tibetan Buddhism than...More

Thank cascadianabroad2015
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Located directly from the Gion subway exit. There is a good pastry shop on the right of the temple. A working temple that has devotee buying candles, writing the wishes and burn them, like in many temples. A nice garden and some memorial to the...More

Thank tengkin
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This beautiful Buddhist temple, founded in 806 AD, has (on the second floor) the largest wooden statue of Buddha in Japan. Its grounds also hold the graves of the first, second and eighth Kuroda lords. The temple occasionally serves as a refuge to western backpackers....More

1  Thank Lam N
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The big cherry blossom in the temple garden was so beautiful. The big Buddha is on the upper floor. It is just a 3 minute walk across the Gion Subway . Tip: Exit 3 at Gion Subway and cross the road to the entrance of...More

2  Thank sllim2015
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you are hard pressed for time in this city, this temple ought to be in your list. Just a short hop from the main train station and major bus terminal (8 min walk) and you'll immediately be transported back in time once you are...More

Thank Budjetsetter
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Few people were around when i visited. I failed to see the big buddha (I wasn't aware of it - so take note!). I was only able to visit the memorials outside of the Kuroda clan and the beautiful five-story pagoda for pictures. Suggest visiting...More

Thank Deric K
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The temple itself is not spectacular, but the big Buddha was stunning, and the passage underneath him -- through hell, darkness, and into enlightenment-- was great. The several block around the temple, including the gate and the gardens are a quiet, peaceful gem in the...More

2  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Tochoji is very local. You can see people lid the candle and pray. The atmosphere is peaceful and quite. Not so touristy.

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Dorothy S
24 February 2015|
Response from zuka8jp |
No entrance fee. and you can go "HELL tour "by yourself. ofcause It's free, too! Enjoy:)
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