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 online itinerary creator, Ushiku attractions like Buddha of Ushiku can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Climb elevator to the Buddha. See Mt. Fuji, sky, weather permitting is not today. But larger. It is recommend the cherry blossom season.
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  • 20 m just the length of the face. Motorway had to worry about was visited for the first time. Body is very religious and modern impression. 昇rete in the elevator, and commands a fine view. And come close to blooming plum blossoms and there is a small animal park, I'll drop by to talk about it.
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  • Basic, iron journey are basic, so went to the ushiku station on the JR Joban line. Is Saturday and Sunday, and buses bound for ushiku outlet mall with ushiku Daibutsu, one hour is absolutely, so some Kanto bus I the think to check on the timetable and process easier?. By bus from the train station and can be reached in about 30 minutes. To see off the bus, and big Buddha figure entered will be overwhelmed. From the bus stop, are lined with nokyo-sho admission with ticket sales office in about 2-3 minutes. Made is a 3 day weekend in February. We have perspectives and the winter air is dry, but I do enjoy more beautiful gardens when flowers begin to bloom and the sky.
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  • Impressive Buddha, it's really to see it but I would say that's not a must have to see. First you'll probably go from Tokyo, so you'll have to pay the ticket until Ushiku and wait around 1h. Then arriving at Ushiku, you'll have to wait the bus going to the Buddha (1 per hour), around 1h again and it's super expensive. Arriving there, you'll have to pay an extra for entering in the Buddha. It's apparently nice to see it during spring because there are cherry trees. You have also a little lake with a lot of carps that you can feed for 100¥. You can enter in the Buddha even if you're in a weelchair. The ground floor is very weird, extremely modern (photo with the lights). Then the next floors are : - A little museum about the construction and the maintenance of the Buddha. - A religious place where you can dedicate a short gold Buddha. - A very very very small point of view - Finally a shop. So I don't recommend it, excepted if for you this Buddha have a religious importance, or if you're not concerned about money and time, or if you really want see the biggest Buddha of Japan :)
  • I went to the Ushiku daibutsu with my son. And, we went to the Small animal park. That was fun. I touched rabbits :)
  • Guinness Record Holder as the largest bronze buddha in the world. It is 120 metres high. The toe alone is the height of the average adult. There is a small museum of sorts inside it. You need to take your shoes off going in and carry them with you in a plastic bag they provide. You can currently only go up to the level of the lotus flower upon which the buddha stands. There is a small viewing deck there. Free in over New Years: on January 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Nice grounds around the statue as well as a small zoo out back, which currently has a baby alpaca.
  • Decent place to visit for half a day. Going up the statue was worth only for 3000 gold statues of Buddha which costs an extra 300 yen over the 500 entry fee to the park and to the base of the statue. Late night transportation might be an issue unless you have your own vehicle.
  • You can find one of the tallest Buddha statue in this place. Calm & peace place.

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