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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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.
The views are gorgeous. They had a lovely range of flowers planted by the Daibutsu when we went, I'm assuming they do this by the season so there's always something pretty in view. This is one of the top 3 tallest statues in the world, and it's one of those things you do need to see in person to fully appreciate!
I'd recommend combining it with another activity in Ibaraki if you're passing through, or packing a picnic lunch to fully enjoy the day. There were a few picnic tables scattered around with a view of the Daibutsu which made for a very pretty and serene scene.
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