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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5.0a year 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.
5.03 years ago
Absolutely stunning. The history and buddha are amazing.
5.0a month ago
It is a national treasure, although it is not very convenient for transportation. The main hall at the end of the Heian period still exists. The inside is also open to the public, and if you look closely, you can see a slight amount of pigment remaining on the Buddha and Mandala dug on the wall. As of May 3rd year of Reiwa, the main hall is being restored, so you can see the principal image and Fudo Myo at the same time. There is a free parking lot on the other side of the road.
5.09 months ago
Chico is scolding every day ☺️