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Buddha of Ushiku

2083 Kunocho, Ushiku 300-1288, Ibaraki Prefecture
+81 29-889-2931
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Tallest statue I ever saw

Incredibly tall, it's 120m high and magnificent. Don't bother getting in, it was not that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Zoe k
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Dublin, Ireland
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Huge Buddha is a must see - 巨大な仏像内で写経

仏像内に入ってみた。 工夫が凝らされている。ケチらずに中に入ってみることをオススメする。 お釈迦様の骨まで納骨してあった。 Please do enter into Buddha statue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kyokon614
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Tokyo, Japan
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“the bus” (8 reviews)
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2083 Kunocho, Ushiku 300-1288, Ibaraki Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Incredibly tall, it's 120m high and magnificent. Don't bother getting in, it was not that interesting. Has a very cool garden with lots of koy fish. Has lots of souvenir shops, some food, toilets and ice cream. Takes about 1h30m from tokyo and need to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

仏像内に入ってみた。 工夫が凝らされている。ケチらずに中に入ってみることをオススメする。 お釈迦様の骨まで納骨してあった。 Please do enter into Buddha statue where you can find the bone of the real Buddha from India...! Very precious!! Flowers were pretty. Every year Aug15 would be great to come!! There’s annual event there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth seeing this Buddha up close, but you do need a car to get here. The Buddha in Kamakura is a better experience all around, but this Buddha is much larger. It's great to see in person. Going into the Buddha wasn't all that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From JR Ushiku station, you can take a bus to reach there. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, there is a cheaper express bus(US$4.70) but on weekdays more expensive(US$6.20) local bus goes there instead. But good thing about visiting on weekdays is that you need not...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I recently brought some family and out-of-town friends to the Standing Buddha in Ushiku during Golden Week. It was a pleasant experience overall, and the Buddha was an impressive sight even before we got out of the car (you can see it from the road...More

Thank Dominic D
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Travel from Tokyo to Ushiku station, took a bus from east exit to reach this place. check bus time table at bus stop or check with station staff. Be sure to plan your time well as during weekday bus is not frequent, every hr only...More

Thank cooblue
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

My wife and I rented a car to make the excursion to Ushiku Buddha - we saw Buddha from the highway miles away... The grounds are elegantly arranged, many flowers and trees in bloom, including a few Sakura - all adding to the delight of...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Having seen this statue from the Ken-O expressway on several occasions coming from Narita Int'l, I had to come and see it for myself. For 800 Yen (adult fee; children 4-12 are 400 Yen; no Senior discount) I was given access to the grounds, which...More

Thank Elliot D
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Stunning from outside and must explore more inside the Buddha. There are small zoo for kids to have fun, nice garden for family and the sacred buddha for everyone.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This has been until quite recently the tallest statue in the world. 50% higher than Motherland Calls in Russia, and more than three times the statue of the Christ the Redeemer in South America. The feeling when you are walking nearby, at the sound of...More

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dungnguyen10275
17 January 2017|
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Response from ry0k0b | Reviewed this property |
As previously mentioned, the Ushiku city hotel near Ushiku station should be the nearest and you can take a bus from the station to the Buddha. But I think the rooms are tiny, which is pretty much common in every hotel in... More
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31 August 2016|
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Response from WanderLady28 | Reviewed this property |
You could get on a train to Ushiku station and then you can take a bus at Ushiku station east exit bus stop number 2 bound to either "Ushiku daibutsu" or "ami premium outlet" takes about 20 to 30 minutes going by car is... More
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