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Ushiku Daibutsu 牛久大仏
Ushiku Daibutsu is 120 meters high and is one of the tallest Buddha statues in the world. There are five stories inside the statue and an elevator that will take you up to the lookout at 85 meters.
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A lesser known fact: the Daibutsu is free in on January 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Otherwise it costs about 720 yen for an adult. There is a little zoo out the back. There is currently a baby Llama there.
Address: 2083 Kunocho, Ushiku 300-1288, Ibaraki Prefecture
Telephone: +81 90-8563-9677
for more information: check out the website: google translate to the
language of your understanding: It's all in japanese.
If your staying at a hotel: ask them for a bus timetable: the bus that leaves for the Buddha stop: jr station: 4 pm: so you will need time to explore the village surroundings, garden & market before the huge
The place is so beautiful you might not want to leave so take some
pictures to remember this place if your travelling/ just for memory.
This place is traditional and peaceful.
This place is beautiful. More than just a statue, there are well-manicured gardens, a museum on site for other interesting artifacts, and a modest shopping area with local treats and souvenirs. Also, if you take a picture from a distance, it looks like the Buddha is doing a Kamehameha from Dragonball.
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