Fukiji Temple

Sightseeing information about Fukiji Temple in Japan.


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Fukiji Temple is one of major temples located in the Kunisaki penisula where Buddism flourished. The temple dates from the 8th century and the main hall erected in the 12th century is the oldest wooden structure in Kyushu. The main hall is dedicated to Amida Buddha and is one of the most famous of its kind, along with Byodoin in Uji and Chusonji in Hiraizumi.

Legend has it that the main hall was built from a single Japanese nutmeg tree. You can see colorful wall pictures portraying themes of Buddha, which can be only viewed on a sunny day for preservation. The precincts have huge ginkgo trees that form a golden carpet of fallen leaves in autumn with a backdrop of red maple colors.

Purposeelderly,knows a lot about Japan,shrine/temple,art,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Fukuoka Airport (about 100.4km) Google Transit

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5.06 months ago

The secret is out but this little Temple with it's charming inn is simply amazing.
The food is on a whole new level and the surrounding nature is serene.
Definitely should be on your list when visiting Kunisaki.

5.08 months ago

One of my favorite temples in the Kunisaki area. There is a calmness that is unchanged by time.

5.0a year ago

Absolutely stunning. The history and buddha are amazing.

5.02 months ago

国宝 富貴大堂は平安時代の建物で中には見事な国重要文化財 壁画があります。県指定有形文化財の笠塔婆がありました。5基あり。鎌倉時代に僧広増によって立てられた、天正年間(1573年 - 1592年)、キリシタン大名大友宗麟の時代に、多くの仏教寺院が破壊されたが、富貴寺大堂は難をまぬがれたそうです。

5.04 months ago

富貴寺は、中学生の頃に行きました。平安建築のひとつで、国宝指定されてます。本堂は阿弥陀如来、開基は仁聞と聞いてます。年に一度だったか?本堂の扉が開いて拝めたと記憶してます。気持ちが穏やかになります。又、熊野磨崖仏にも行かれてはどうですか?九十九段の石段を心清め上がって行くと、たどり着く事が出来ます。小さい頃は、鬼が積み上げた石段だと聞かされていました。是非一度訪れてはいかがでしょうか。

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