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Usuki Buddha

Address: 804-1 Fukata, Usuki 875-0064 , Oita Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 972-65-3300
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Usuki
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We combined a day trip to Usuki with a visit to the Sekibutsus and the old historical area of Hirasozu (on the way back to the station). We found the Sekibutsus to be very impressive - perhaps it helps when wandering around to remind yourself of how old they are - I think none are younger than the 14th century.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I visited the stone buddhas during Usuki`s famous lantern festival in late August. It was stunning. I highly recommend going during this time! The area became quite magical with the buddhas illuminated by lantern light and taiko drummers and local dancers performing at various times. Great festival food, too!

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The site is located in an nice and quiet surrounding, the stone Buddha statues were a few hundred years old but was restored to what it was then. The various Buddha statues there were very well preserved and we found it amazing that it was carved by hands and simple tools hundred of years ago.

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131 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

When we arrived at the station in Usuki, we feared we’d have difficulty finding the bus to get us to the Stone Buddhas which was our target for later in the afternoon. The helpful agent in the JR station showed us the bus station and we tried to figure out the schedule. The JR ticket agent sent us to a... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

There are Shintoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism in religion of Japan. Buddhism is the 2nd oldest religion. Many kinds of Buddhas exist in Buddhism, and here is many Buddha statues of them. Since many of Japanese Buddha statues carve a tree and they are made, a stone statue of the Buddha is very rare

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Shirakawa, Japan
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We drove to Usuki Stone Buddhas by car in early April. When we stepped out of the car, a woman ran across to us to try and sell us tickets to her museum, which benefits if you buy a combination ticket to both it and the buddhas. We just saw the buddhas, which cost 450yen per person. The map shows... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I think I was expecting something more when I researched the Usuki Buddha Statues before we left for Japan, but even so I did enjoy the lovely walk around the area and the peaceful atmosphere. You can use bamboo walking canes for no charge which is useful on some of the slopes, just return them on your way out. There... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

As the statues are carved on the hills, the environment is actually very good (especially if you like greenery and nature) as it is surrounded by woods.. Explanation is also available in English and a tripod is available in front of each statue for picture takings.. so, you can just set up your camera and use the timer.. But, that... More 

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