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Buddha of Ushiku, Ushiku

#1 of 110 in Sightseeing in Ibaraki Prefecture
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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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  • I went to the Ushiku Daibatsu Garden from Tokyo for a day trip on my own. Make sure you make it there early in the morning and ask your hotel for a bus timetable as the last bus leaves the Buddha stop...  more »
  • It was drizzling when we approach the area. Mist was all around, and all of the sudden, this Buddha statue looming out, only partially to our view. This was amazing! As the sun slowly appeared, the fu...  more »
  • This was the top of my list on our trip to Japan and it did not disappoint in the slightest. The statue itself is enormous and stands alone in relatively open countryside. The gardens around it were l...  more »
  • Amazing statue outside and inside. You can almost see the statue everywhere you drive. The negative thing is the transportation to get there. Bus run on the hour or longer.
  • Tallest Buddha status in Ibharaki prefecture. We can see Tokyo sky tree and tower from here. If you are planning from Tokyo you can plan along with Hitachi Seaside Park trip.
  • Really interesting and beautiful place. There's a museum inside the Buddha and you can get a nice view from there.
  • One of the biggest buddha in japan
  • Beautiful place, but you cannot fully experience it without coming every season to see the flowers accordingly