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Buddha of Ushiku, Ushiku
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Recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest Buddhist statue in the world, Buddha of Ushiku depicts Amitabha or "Buddha of Infinite Light." Looking down from a lotus platform, the bronze statue stands 120 meters (390 ft) tall. Take the elevator to the observation platform embedded in Buddha's chest, which provides a panoramic view of the countryside. On your way up, stop on the third floor, where you can see nearly 3,300 gold Buddha statues. On the second floor, you can copy ancient scriptures using a traditional Japanese brush and ink. Using our custom trip planner, Ushiku attractions like Buddha of Ushiku can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Ushiku Daibutsu to go visit soon! On the next visit. It's too big is impressed. Give it a try. Turn on the inside of the statue. Adults: 800 yen
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  • Ushiku has always been my cue ball in past trips, but I managed to go only in April. It is a bit out of the way from the usual tourist destinations that everyone knows and everyone read and see on any site or guide that provides the usual places known to the blind, but maybe it's better, that environment there needs no crazy people. Outside the station there is a bus station peak, you do a small journey in the country, it is still an experience to do, as it goes on the bus marks the various stops and the cost of travel, next to the driver there is a machine to pay the cost of travel, if you do not have enough coins the same change paper money. Even from a distance even before you get there you see this huge statue prominently above the trees and once you get there you realize the actual size. You pay for the ticket to access the Park, with its statue and a small zoo home with a chance to stay in contact with animals and see a little show. But back at the beginning, we cross a few stall with typical souvenir of the place and being different, before arriving in the Park, very nice and cared for like every thing in Japan, with a small contribution along the way there are two bells that can be played and a little further on a pond where you can feed the koi. Spent all this you get to the back of the statue that truly makes impression closely, take off your shoes and put them in a bag to take with you and part of your visit inside the statue, nicely landscaped and with a sort of small museum until you get near the top and enjoy the scenery. Once you get off there is this tiny Park zoo with bunnies, Guinea pigs, squirrels, goats, pigs and monkeys, the latter will make a show of entertainment very easy for visitors, but also for animals. For those who want to spend a half day in complete relaxation I highly recommend it.
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  • Walked in the rain to get to the entrance of the Buddha, Buddha of course indoor so comfortable. Indoor attractions. Is also of nokyo-sho and sutras of Buddha. From ushiku station and Arakawa Oki station was about 15 minutes away by taxi. There is bus.
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