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Buddha of Ushiku

2083 Kunocho, Ushiku 300-1288, Ibaraki Prefecture
+81 29-889-2931
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Gigantic and stunning Buddha

Stunning from outside and must explore more inside the Buddha. There are small zoo for kids to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Danaiya T
Outlandishly colossal.

This has been until quite recently the tallest statue in the world. 50% higher than Motherland... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Vechta, Germany
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“the bus” (7 reviews)
2083 Kunocho, Ushiku 300-1288, Ibaraki Prefecture
+81 29-889-2931
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Danaiya T
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

Thank Higuma2017
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

It is a gigantic Buddha that you are passing next to it by bus when you are travelling from tsukuba to narita airport (but the bus doesn't stop). If you are leaving in ibaraki or you are going to airport by car it is nice...More

Thank Pelin T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

牛久市のランドマークとなっている牛久大仏。東本願寺によって建造されましたが、この大仏がある場所は寺ではなく霊園で、さらに大仏自体が1999年に完成した新しいものであり、仏教の歴史的建造物や文化財はありません。霊園を基軸とした公園もしくは観光地という位置づけのスポットです。そのため園内は庭園やリス等の小動物の動物園も併設されており、子供から老人まで、幅広い層が楽しむ憩いの場となっています。 牛久大仏は胎内に入ることができます。エレベーターで展望台まで上がることができますが、混雑必至な上に、展望台からの眺めも牛久市の田園風景が広がる程度で、一見の価値という程でもありません。むしろ、胎内の薄暗い空間内での写経だったり、庭園に広がる花々や小動物に触れ合うことをお勧めします。 The Buddha statue "Ushiku Daibutsu" is the landmark of Ushiku City. Although the place including the statue is under the management of Higashi Hongan-ji temple, it is not a temple but a cemetery. The statue is very new because it was completed in...More

Thank Cyber0515
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Just an hour by train from Tokyo and another half hour bus ride from Bus Plat ggest orm 2 at Ushiku Station is this Guinness Book of Records statue. I was quite awe struck by its size. There was a queue of locals at the...More

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Sep2016. Huge statue of Buddha standing in the middle of a large open park. Nearest train station is the Ushiku station. Take a shuttle bus from the station to the Ushiku Daibutsu (shuttle bus journey is about half an hour). Inside the statue, I took...More

Thank FrancisTLim
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I went to the Ushiku Daibatsu Garden from Tokyo for a day trip on my own. Make sure you make it there early in the morning and ask your hotel for a bus timetable as the last bus leaves the Buddha stop to the JR...More

1  Thank Mohammed1412
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It was drizzling when we approach the area. Mist was all around, and all of the sudden, this Buddha statue looming out, only partially to our view. This was amazing! As the sun slowly appeared, the full statue with the surrounding cherry blossom trees in...More

1  Thank asianchef
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This was the top of my list on our trip to Japan and it did not disappoint in the slightest. The statue itself is enormous and stands alone in relatively open countryside. The gardens around it were lovely, even on a rainy day; I imagine...More

1  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I went there by motorcycle and could see the thing from a distance. Not having researching it like you're doing, I was surprised; price is 800Y to enter with access to the lift to go to the top, a lot of parking space. Take off...More

3  Thank jean-lévy N
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18 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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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