It is 5 minutes by walk from JR Hakata Station, Tochoji temple in Gion is a popular spot for tourists.
This is the temple that Kobo Daishi first opened in 806 after returning from Tang.
There is a wooden “Fukuoka Daibutsu” with a height of 10.1 meters. The admission fee for the Great Buddha is 50 yen with placing an incense stick and a candle both prepared at the entrance.
The beautiful vermillion 26 meters high Five-storied pagoda is also a must.