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Buddhas statues valley

In a relatively remote (from public transportation) site, these old statues scattered in the woods... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Serene and Scenic

The grounds here are tranquil and scenic. The stone Buddhas are a national treasure and were carved... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2017
Oakland, California
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804-1 Fukata, Usuki 875-0064, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank filipinka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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

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

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

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

2  Thank tomizuta1953
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

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

Thank oak2wn
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Usuki is a national treasure of Japan. The statues are carved into the cliff faces of the hills. They have been eroded by the elements and partly restored. You have to walk a short distance to see the different grottoes with many statues. The setting...More

Thank 55nickw
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Usuki Sekibutsu is a set of beautiful stone Buddha statues carved from hardened volcanic ash. There are about 59 of them and spread around 8 clusters. It is believed that they were created in the Heian (794-1185) and Kamakura (1185-1333) periods., however it is remains...More

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