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.
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Airport/Sta.Fukuoka Airport (about 100.4km) Google Transit
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5.011 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.
5.0a year ago
One of my favorite temples in the Kunisaki area. There is a calmness that is unchanged by time.
5.02 years ago
Absolutely stunning. The history and buddha are amazing.
5.0a week ago
Kunisaki Peninsula and Himeshima walk
After visiting Aonodomon and Rakanji Temple in Yabakei, I enjoyed walking around the temples on the Kunisaki Peninsula for the first time.
I was a little surprised at the elegantly-looking Buddha at Fukiji Temple. It was a good result even in a historical temple in Kyoto.
5.0in the last week
It is a temple where you can see national treasures. National treasures are rare in the prefecture, so it's a good idea to visit them. The admission fee will be a little, but you will be more satisfied. The red stamp is also recommended. On rainy days, the National Treasure Hall closes. The parking lot is large.