18 July 2014

The Fukuoka Temple

Announcement:  7 May 1998
Dedication:  11 June 2000 

Site:  1.25 acres.

Exterior Finish:  Empress White and Majestic Grey granite from China.

Total Floor Area:  10,700 square feet.

Temple Locale
Located on the southern island of Kyushu, the Fukuoka Japan Temple is built into a hillside where the nearby Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden acts as a lush green backdrop. The temple proper, faced with white granite, occupies the upper story of the two-story building. The lower story, faced with a darker grey granite, is accessed from the rear and houses a mission office, mission home, temple president apartment, and parking structure.

Temple Facts

The temple was the second temple built in Japan, following the Tokyo Japan Temple (1980).

The site of the temple was acquired when the area was remote and accessible only by an unpaved road.

The gold-leafed angel Moroni statue was affixed to the spire of the Fukuoka Japan Temple on November 8, 1999.

The public open house of lasted just three days and attracted more than 4,800 visitors.
from: http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/fukuoka/