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Buddha of Ushiku

2083 Kunocho, Ushiku 300-1288, Ibaraki Prefecture
+81 90-8563-9677
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Very beautiful place off the beaten path

I went to the Ushiku Daibatsu Garden from Tokyo for a day trip on my own. Make sure you make it... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
East Riffa
Gigantic Buddha Statue

It was drizzling when we approach the area. Mist was all around, and all of the sudden, this... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average23%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
16 Apr 2017
“Gigantic Buddha Statue”
27 Aug 2016
“Amaizing big!”
2083 Kunocho, Ushiku 300-1288, Ibaraki Prefecture
+81 90-8563-9677
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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

2  Thank jean-lévy N
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This place is so beautiful! make sure to feed the fish, visit the mini pet zoo and go into the statue!!!

1  Thank Keller C
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My kids love this place. A random mix of Japanese traditional culture and a petting zoo. The Buddha is one of the biggest in the world and you can go up to the top where there is a great view of Kanto and thousands of...More

1  Thank KokinuKiwi
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We came there by train from Tokyo station to Ushiku station. From threre we catch a bus to Buddha of Ushiku. It took us about 1 hour on the bus ( every hour we can have a bus to go to Buddha of Ushiku). We...More

2  Thank Phuc Hong N
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were not looking for this, but happened on it as we returned from a business meeting. He is magnificent. He is the tallest buddha! There is a small park around him and you can go into him and ride the elevator to various floors...More

1  Thank Pcmcgrew
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This Buddha is huge and is the biggest is the worlds. You can visit it from inside for 800y. The place is open till 17,30 with last entrance at 17

1  Thank Lorella3
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This Buddha statue has the Guinness record for being the biggest in the world so its worth a visit if you have a car. There is plenty of free parking space and entrance is only 800yen which includes entry to the garden and inside of...More

2  Thank WanderLady28
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Is there hotel near by Buddha of Ushiku?
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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How do you get to this Buddha from Shinjuku or Tsukiji Market? Thank you,
1 September 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