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Tochoji temple

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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.

 

               Main gate

                 Main hall

          Great Buddha


 
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.
 

      Temple main building

      Five story pagoda

     Tombs of Kuroda family


 

Location of Fukuoka-city    

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address 2-4 Gokusho-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

A short walk from Subway Gion station

10 minutes walk from JR Hakata station

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 


 

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