Tocho-ji Temple is the first temple established by Kuukai (a Japanese monk also known as Kobo-Daishi, the great teacher who spread Buddhist teachings) in Japan. It's been said to have been built in order for the Shingon Mikkyou (Sino-Japanese esoteric Buddhist teachings) to be handed down in the east for a long period of time. The largest sitting Buddha statue in Japan, made of wood and a pride of Fukuoka, can be found on the second floor.
■The Rokkudou, a hexagonal building in the temple grounds, is a designated cultural heritage of the city
■The five-storey pagoda was completed in 2011. It is a beautiful structure made entirely out of cypress wood.
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