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Usuki Buddha

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Address: 804-1 Fukata, Usuki 875-0064 , Oita Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 972-65-3300
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Combine a visit to the Sekibutsus with a stroll around Hirasozu

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Jovan K
Melbourne, Australia
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The Netherlands
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited this place before we took the boot to Shikoku. With our GPS we managed to find the stone buddha's easily. After you buy a ticket you walk up to a path towards the forest and you climb the stairs (wheelchair path is provided) there are several locations in the forest to see. It took about an hour before... More 

1 Thank Nring
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank Jovan K
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45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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.

1 Thank accura_sg
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382 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
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 

8 Thank hfot2
Tokyo, Japan
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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

Thank kaneneby
Shirakawa, Japan
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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217 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
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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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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