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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  • Come on but somehow avoiding nearby spot is too famous. Overwhelmed because it was large. Buddha also luxury is gorgeous, nice small animals too see her again. Now bloom solution was that when you want to see. Many were tourists.
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  • It is a giant Buddha in ushiku. I went in the car with a friend. Parking large number. Reach up into the inside of the statue will be 800 yen. More than I expected greater foreign friends also enjoyed. Souvenir shops around.
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  • Now easy access from the motorway. You will see on the way the children were excited. Ami would discount outlet email members with a little discount to put. Photo spot, so young people can enjoy. Fantastic view from the inside of the statue. I was feeling, commune with animals, which pretty much. Good facilities in room is located.
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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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