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Address: 1-5 Kamagaya, Kamagaya 273-0105, Chiba Prefecture
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It's not a sightseeing spot. Just a cemetery.

Kamagaya-Daibutsu is the Buddha statue in Kamagaya city, Chiba prefecture. It's near Kamagaya-Daibutsu station on Shinkeisei line. Almost all reviewers written in English... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Kamagaya-Daibutsu is the Buddha statue in Kamagaya city, Chiba prefecture. It's near Kamagaya-Daibutsu station on Shinkeisei line. Almost all reviewers written in English mistakenly post a review about another place "Kamakura-Daibutu in Kamakura city, Kanagawa prefecture. Kamakura-Daibutsu is one of the most famous sightseeing spot in Japan. But this place, KAMAGAYA-Daibutsu is less known. It literaly translates to the big... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Great Buddha is indeed quite big. It costs 200 yen to enter the grounds but if all you want to do is see the Buddha then you can take your photos outside without going in. The only real reason to go into the grounds is that you can, for another small fee, go underground, presumably underneath Buddha, but we... More 

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Thank Linda M
Shanghai Region, China
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104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Peaceful and lovely place. Nice spot to reflect or pray. As a lot of place in Japan, people are very quiet and respectful.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Nice place the Buddha is very beautful. It is quite large. I found it nice just to take 5 mins to meditate take in the surroundings.. There are some beautfull trees that are planted there .when kings of Thailand came to visit . A tree was planted to pay respect to them. You can get inside the Buddha it's ok... More 

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Thank Humnoi
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Large cast Buddha that once was covered by a pavilion, However after a many years ago the pavilion was washed by a tsunami so our guide referred to it as the homeless Buddha. For a very small fee you can walk down inside the Buddha to observe how it was casted. Not much else here as the main temple is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This Buddha is a very special place. It is worth the visit and you will most likely not have seen anything like it before. Beautiful, moving.

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Thank hezaa69
Kamagaya, Japan
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

It's actually small buddha withstandingexposure to rain like the great buddha of Kamakura. It's near the Kamagaya Daibutsu.

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Fussa, Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Took visiting family since I currently live in Japan. They enjoyed the experience & found it fascinating. My teenage brother is currently studying Japanese in school so he enjoyed it too. A bit of walking but the shrine and surrounding area is beautiful. Also would recommend exploring the shops & food place around the area.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2013 via mobile

This was such a breath taking experience to actually see what I've learned and read about in school!

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