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Address: 11-29 Otemachi, Takaoka 933-0039, Toyama Prefecture
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Different from Nara or Kamakura Daibutsu

This Daibutsu sits in the middle of town. Not as grandeur as the other two Great Buddahas. Why? Because it was built by the local people of Takaoka. The Nara Daibutsu was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
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Itabashi, Japan
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Itabashi, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This Daibutsu sits in the middle of town. Not as grandeur as the other two Great Buddahas. Why? Because it was built by the local people of Takaoka. The Nara Daibutsu was built by the Emperor. The Kamakura Daibutsu was built by Shogun. People wanted the Takaoka Daibutsu to be near them. Knowing such back ground, you will appreciate the... More 

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Vevey, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Very special place and a nice Buddha with particular statues around ... Have a look at night ... amazing !

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Thank Francois999
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The most handsome Buddha is worthy of a quick stop on the way to or from Kojo Park. Make sure you have a green tea ice cream from the store diagonally across from the Buddha.

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Thank Bballgurl
Honolulu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

A nice open area with a small temple on site. No entrance fee, open everyday. It is considered among the top three Buddhas along with the ones in Nara and Kamakura.

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BC, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

The Takaoka Great Buddha (0766-23-9156; 11-29 Ote-machi; open 6.00 am-6.00 pm with free entry) is virtually unknown by comparison to the Daibutsu in Kamakura and Nara which get all of the attention. This statue is relatively new with work beginning in 1907 but only completed in 1933. It is considered one of the "Three Great Buddhas of Japan".

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Thank Albatross199
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

高岡大仏の原型は1745年の木材と金箔の大仏だった。このごろのは1933年に伝統的に青銅から作った大仏。日本の三番目に有名な大仏かも、奈良と鎌倉のに次いで。 Takaoka Daibutsu is probably the 3rd most famous 'Big Buddha' statue in Japan, after the one at Nara and then Kamakura. This one has the trendiest facial hair, I feel. The Buddha was cast in bronze in 1933 using the metalurgic knowledge of local craftsmen. A prototype of the Daibutsu was first built in 1745, made from wood and... More 

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Thank ART196
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

An important Buddhist statue for locals to worship and to pray genuinely. There are some paintings inside the circle grounded structure related to Buddhism. Still, the overall place is not very big. Spending here for 15 to 20 minutes is adequate for a quick visit and pray.

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Thank D6TONG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

It's just a small worshipping temple or can I even called it one? Nevertheless, drop by to say a little prayer if you happen to be near this locality. I did mine and the Buddha heard me, that is as far as I am concern. The enormous size of the Buddha is good enough for a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

While walking to the Takaoka Kojo Park, we also stopped a the Great Buddah of Takaoka. While it was big, it felt very artificial and not sacred or holy. More like a visit to any other BIG tourist attraction like "the big banana", "the big lobster", "the big potato", "the big oyster" etc. I am not too sure that Buddha... More 

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Thank Jennifer L
Rimini
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Even if you have no religious connotations it is culturally and artistically interesting to visit. The other visitors contribute to its interest.

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