Visit The Beautiful Fuki-ji Temple In Oita


This is the photogenic Fuki-ji temple. Fuki-ji is a temple with a long history. I visited this temple on sunny day in mid-fall. I did not think I would be taking so many photos here. The main hall is designated as a national treasure.

The steps to the gate:

The steps to the gate:

You will be welcomed by two gate keepers:

A stone pillar with Fuki-ji engraving:

Wooden gate pillars with the senjafuda card:

A sake bottle made out of clay in front of a small temple:

Small stone Buddhas are placed around the main hall:

Mossy stone steps:

After walking around and climbing the steps, I finally saw the main hall.

Fuki-ji Temple was built in the year 718. Its Amida-do is called Fuki-ji O-do. It is the oldest wooden building in Kyushu.
Fuki-ji is located on the Kunisaki peninsula. At the end of the 12th century there were more than 50 temples with 800 temple buildings on this peninsula where Buddhism flourished.

For your Information:
Name of temple : Fuki-ji Temple

Address : 2395 Fuki, Bungo-Takada-shi, Oita, japan
Hours : 8:30~16:30(closed on rainy day)
Admission Fee :
Adult and high school student: 200 yen, elementary and middle school student: 100 yen
Notes : [Parking] 30 parking spaces are available for free.

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Photograph and text by meguru hayata