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Echizen Daibutsu

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Enigmatic cultural dinosaur

Katsuyama city is better known for its dinosaur museum and, yet, the city has another dinosaur of... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
The sign said open but...

travelling in late February, the snow around was a great background to visiting. We arrived at 4pm... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2017
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50 1-1 Katase, Katsuyama 911-0811, Fukui Prefecture
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Katsuyama city is better known for its dinosaur museum and, yet, the city has another dinosaur of modern origin; i.e.,Echizen Daibutsu. The scale of this Buddha statue competes well with the dinosaurs which once roamed the area. Sadly, nowadays, it appears as socially irrelevant as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

The Great Buddha inside the main hall is made from bronze with more than 17 meters height. The wall inside the main hall place hundreds of the statue. There is pagoda in the same area and at the highest floor, you can see a very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Juntasinee
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Due to being poorly advertised, few seem to know about this place, the huge Buddha and pagoda tower, in the mountains of Katsuyama. This is a must-see if you're in Fukui, especially if you make the trip out to the nearby Dinosaur Museum. Have been...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Third visit and always impressed by the complex and the size of the Buddha in the main hall. Inside apart from the statue also amazing with its hundreds of smaller statues. The five storey pagoda on site offers views over surrounding countryside. Carp in pool...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed February 23, 2017

travelling in late February, the snow around was a great background to visiting. We arrived at 4pm and the hours stared 9am to 5pm. Unfortunately closed. Disappointed. We found the Ono Castle also closed in February.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank carybudd
Reviewed April 21, 2016

In Katsuyama did Tada-san decree, a pleasure dome be built for all to see. Sat within an incense-perfumed hall, Was Great Buddha some 17 meters tall, keeping council with five-score bodhisattva, beneath- sky-cleft! – the five-storey pagoda. Like with Katsuyama Castle, the construction of this...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank ART196
Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Great place! Me and my family went to the dinosaur museum and finished there before planned. Then we looked for another attraction nearby and found this place. I was very surprised! The ticket cost only 500 yen. Very peaceful (only a few people were there...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Nanda A
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Visited 2nd time. The huge Buddha statue is still amazing to see, and to experience the atmosphere inside the large hall. Still very few people visiting the Buddha. It really should be better advertised, as it could easily attract large crowds. As it is, the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Impressively large temple in extensive grounds. Large number of Buddha statues in the temple including a huge cast iron one with other statues. A very tall pagoda on the site with good views across the local landscape.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Huge Buddha statue, bigger than Kamakura and Nara. Constructed in 1987, so not very historic. Buddha itself is very beautiful and surrounded by hundreds of smaller statues. Unlike Nara, it is virtually deserted outside the Japanese tourist seasons (except for ticket lady). The nearby pagoda...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank yavianice
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