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Usuki Sekibutsu, Usuki

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Perched on a cliff in the woods, Usuki Sekibutsu features a series of 12th-century Buddha statues carved out of soft volcanic stones, and provides a magnificent spot to ponder and look out over vast farmlands below. A walk on the paved trail leading around these well-preserved stone Buddhas, divided into four clusters, takes about 30 minutes. During festival time, the complex lights up with lanterns while local dancers perform to the beat of taiko drummers. You can reach the site by taking a 20-minute bus ride from Usuki railway station. Put Usuki Sekibutsu into our Usuki online trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited the leisurely at an idyllic location. Just volunteer guides who could be made available, for detailed history of the Buddha to spend meaningful time. This is worth looking at it is.
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  • I went to Usuki Buddha. Statues seen under construction in part, but (the entrance fee cheaper) was spectacular.
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  • Buddha is very nice very close feeling. Shutter or stone protect (anti-freeze). Carved Heian Era seems to have remained in the beautiful red mouth. Garden spring, summer phlox, that Lotus is 2/2 was a good bloom by little old cherry and plum aromas.
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