Fuko-ji temple is found at the end of a quiet country lane in Asaji, Bungo-Ono. Even though its imposing gate is significant for such a remote, rural temple it provides no indication of the impressive scenery to be found beyond. Through the entrance, Fuko-ji’s extensive precincts are bounded by towering cliffs. Here, carved into the face, are massive Buddhists deities estimated to be from the Kamakura Period (1185-1333) including Fudo-Myo, which is the largest to be found in Oita.

Fukoji Temple, 1225 Asajimachi Kamiotsuka, Bungoono, Oita, Japan

At a glance

A wonderful temple far from the beaten track.

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