Tochoji temple : Unique experience,exploring inside the statue of Buddha

by Yoko - Japan Licensed Guide
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After visiting Jotenji temple, let's head to Tochoji temple built in 806 by the founder of Shingon sect, Kukai.  In Tochoji, the statue of Buddha sits magnificently in the hall. This is the largest wodden statue of Buddha in sitting posture, 10.8 meters high. Behind the halo of Buddha, 5000 mini Buddha are carved on the wall.  You will be overwhelmed by its presence, and what's striking is you can get into the base which the statue sits on. It is called " the path from hell to heaven.  Why don't you come and experience the journey ? 

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Five storied pagoda in Tochoji temple

Tochoji temple : Unique experience,exploring inside the statue of Buddha

 

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16 Oct 2017

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