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I saw many religeous scuptures carved in the stone in India and in China and was surprized to see... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Kawasaki, Japan
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The stone buddhas are thought to have been carved about 1000 years ago and worshipped by the... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

I saw many religeous scuptures carved in the stone in India and in China and was surprized to see similar(smaller ones though) ones in Japan and was happy. As I had not so much time to catch a bus , I half walked and half...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keizo
Reviewed October 18, 2018

The stone buddhas are thought to have been carved about 1000 years ago and worshipped by the mountain people before falling into disuse. Now restored, they form a number of clusters and are also notable for the fact that they were painted. In addition, to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Usuki is definitely worth a visit! The town itself is interesting, with samurai street and castle ruins, yet the most impressive sights are about 6km out of the town (taking a bus, bike or a taxi necessary). The Stone Buddhas are very well preserved and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank erbeha
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Don't miss the Stone Buddhas of Usuki. You will be impressed by these amazing Buddhas carved into the stone. There are several groups of statues, with more than 60 statues in total. They are a national treasure.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed May 19, 2018

I probably would have left 4 or 5 stars, but the English map was not accurate. As I was leaving and spoke to the desk, they showed me the Japanese map, which was completely different. They actually had new english maps, but they were using...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ruthrh
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Place is easy to locate with a rental car, parking is free Short walk from the souvenir shops is the entrance. Usual ticket price was 530 yen, but as the ticketing lady explained, they are charging 460yen now as exhibits 3,4,5,6 (cluster 2) are closed...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gracie_Chen
Reviewed November 9, 2017

In a relatively remote (from public transportation) site, these old statues scattered in the woods are powerful. Take a direct bus from Oita (for 1,020Yen) or from Usuki. As of November 2017, one the clusters of statues is closed to the public due to renovation...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nir1703
Reviewed October 20, 2017

The Stone Buddhas of Usuki is designated as a national treasure. This is located about five kilometers inland of the coastal city of Usuki. The stone Buddhas are located in four places relatively adjacent to each other. Access to the Buddhas is quite easy. From...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

entry fee for an adult was 540Yen. You get a map with the way around the different sites. They are in a forest area so the walk is in the shade mostly which is nice in summer. Although we came in August, not many people...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank StefanS71
Reviewed July 14, 2017

The grounds here are tranquil and scenic. The stone Buddhas are a national treasure and were carved around the 12th century. Nice place to view the Buddhas and take a leisurely walk on the grounds. There were also lotus flowers in bloom. I found the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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