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Kamaishi Daikannon

3-9-1 Odairacho, Kamaishi 026-0002, Iwate Prefecture
+81 193-24-2125
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Spectacular Oceanside location worth the walk

You can get to the Diakannon walking about 40 minutes from the entire of Kamaishi. Taxi or bus... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Tony J
,
Hazelbrook, Australia
Half Day visit by Train and bus

Take a train from Shin-hanamaki to kamaishi station takes about 80 min. Once at kamaishi JR station... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
eikpinng
,
Singapore, Singapore
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good42%
  • Average37%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
1 Sep 2016
“Spectacular Oceanside location worth the walk”
13 Mar 2016
“Half Day visit by Train and bus”
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3-9-1 Odairacho, Kamaishi 026-0002, Iwate Prefecture
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+81 193-24-2125
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

You can get to the Diakannon walking about 40 minutes from the entire of Kamaishi. Taxi or bus alternatives exist. The Daikannon is located on a spectacular headland looking back to Kamaishi and around to small bay villages. From here it is impossible not to...More

Thank Tony J
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Take a train from Shin-hanamaki to kamaishi station takes about 80 min. Once at kamaishi JR station take a bus just in front to the "kuan yin"bus stop.cost 100 yen. Approx 15min.i have attached a bus schedule to help travellers plan. Almost half a day...More

Thank eikpinng
Reviewed 1 July 2015

First, this is the 'Daikannon', 'dai' meaning big or large in Japanese, because it is indeed a large statue. This might be one of very few tourist attractions in this steel and fishing town on the Sanriku coast. The Kannon sits on top of a...More

1  Thank mt188
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I am 100% sure of this because the unique thing about this towering white Kannon statue is it's located on a bluff several hundred feet above the coast, so it survived the tsunami. There is a panoramic view of the ocean, and the premises are...More

1  Thank DanL917
Reviewed 31 January 2014

The Dai-Kannon of Kamaishi has stood high atop a hill overlooking Kamaishi Harbor since 1970. She's huge--48.5 meters tall--and visitors can climb up and step out onto a viewing platform cradled in her arms. Her plinth is basically a temple, containing a number of historical...More

Thank Banda-in-Japan
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