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Fukiji Temple 富貴寺

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A rare and grand example of Buddhist architecture

Built in the eighth century, Fukiji Temple (also known as Fukiji Odo) is the oldest wooden structure in Kyushu and a stunning National Treasure. Situated deep within the grounds of a mossy, woodland forest, the temple is particularly striking in winter, when it is covered in snow.

How to Get There

Fukiji Temple is best accessed by taxi or car.

Bungotakada City can be reached via Usa Station, which is served by the JR Nippo Main Line, connecting Usa and Hakata . The temple is a 20-minute drive from Bungotakada City and a 30-minute drive from Kitsuki City.

Quick Facts

Fukiji Temple's Amidado hall is one of the three most important in Japan

The wooden, seated Amida Nyorai Buddha image is a designated Important Cultural Property

Visitors can participate in a one-hour mini Zen meditation practice

You can experience a VR reproduction of the main hall as it was when it was first built

Rich and fascinating history

Built in the year 718, the temple is Kyushu's oldest wooden building. Legend says that the temple was made from one single kaya (Japanese Torreya) tree.

Meditation time

With its woodland backdrop, the temple is a relaxing spot. Try the Zazen seated meditation, which is practiced to gain insight into the nature of one's existence.

Explore other nearby attractions

Visit the Oita Prefectural Museum of History, a showcase of Oita's history, culture, and main attractions. The museum's highlights include a life-size reconstruction of Fukiji Temple's main hall, which shows the vibrancy of its now-faded color when it was first erected.

Other exhibits include those related to life and ancient Buddhism in the Kunisaki Peninsula .

The latest information may differ, so please check the official website

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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