We are a specialist of Fukuoka and Kyushu tour
The largest seated wooden image of Buddha in Japan
Tochoji temple was founded in 806 by Kobo-daishi Kukai and it is the
oldest temple of the Shingon sect in Japan that Kobo-daishi set up.
It is also known as “Tocho-mitsuji Temple”. It is said that Kobo-daishi,
who returned to Hakata after undergoing ascetic training in China called Tang
back then, prayed for the eastward dissemination and perpetuation of
Shingon Esoteric Buddhism.
The Fukuoka Daibutsu called Great Buddha of Fukuoka completed in 1993
stands 10.8 meters tall and is the largest seated wooden image of Buddha
in Japan. The door of Rokkakudo in the premise is opened on the 28th of each month
and 6 Buddhist statue can be seen. The wooden image of Senju Kannon
(Thousand armed Avalokiteshvara), an Important Cultural Property, is housed in the main hall.
The shrine is also famous as place where the Setsubun
ceremony ( Bean throwing ceremony) takes place.
it is held on February 2nd and 3rd every year.