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For the temple in Nara, see Tōdai-ji.
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Kaidan-in (戒壇院?) is a Rinzai temple in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It was founded by Ganjin in 761.

Together with Tōdai-ji in Nara and Yakushi-ji in Tochigi Prefecture, it was one of Japan's three official ordination halls during the Nara period.


Kaidan-in was first built in 761; the present hall dates to the 17th century. Originally part of Kanzeon-ji, it later came to be administered separately.


The seated statue of Rushana Buddha (毘盧遮那仏), from the late Heian period, is located in Kaidan-in's worship hall. Rushana is a form of the cosmic Buddha, Dainichi (Vairocana). The deity was introduced in the Nara period. It is important cultural properties designated by the government.

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Coordinates: 33°30′53.22″N 130°31′14.98″E / 33.5147833°N 130.5208278°E / 33.5147833; 130.5208278