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Gifu Shoho-ji Temple Daibutsu (Great Buddha)

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8 Daibutsucho, Gifu 500-8018, Gifu Prefecture
+81 58-264-2760
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

A must see if you are in Gifu. The Buddha is 14 meters tall! Temple is small and simple. Only 2 blocks from Gifu Park. Entry tickets are 200 yens p/p.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Getyourpassport01
Reviewed December 16, 2018

From the Park we head south-eastward for 10 mins to reach this famous spot, 岐阜大仏 Gifu Daibutsu. Gifu’s Great Buddha is 13.7m tall and is counted among Japan’s Three Great Buddha Statues (the others in Nara also indoor and Kamakura). The temple may not look...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautifull authentic place! Great Buddha. People there are very kind. The buildings are impressive. Good to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nancy C
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

The big buddha is 18 m tall and stunning. The entrance fee is 200 JPY. I spent only 15 mins here. Nothing much.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tonkarn08
Reviewed November 9, 2017

In an excellent location near to Gifu Castle and the not to be missed cormorant fishing experience is a small in area temple housing a magnificent Giant Buddha. Stay for a while and contemplate in the tranquil atmosphere and admire the beauty of the almost...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

I rank this Quiet shrine a must see when visiting gifu...it's location is superb due to proximity of the Gifu Castle and Comorant fishing docks....no need to spend ¥¥ on cab fare..all within walking distance

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dayne_1968
Reviewed June 28, 2017

We decided to visit Kinpozan Shohoji Temple to see the Gifu Great Buddha since it is along the way to Mount Kinka. We were very disappointed. The temple was so different from images in the internet and badly need a new coat of paint. We...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank VickyYL
Reviewed February 21, 2017

This is a really a magically experience. If you find yourself in Gifu, please make your way here. It's a paper-mache buddha! It's beautiful and it's interesting to see the entire collection of clay monks who helped with this project. Each one depicted with their...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank OSF35
Reviewed February 21, 2017

This indoor, 13.7m great Buddha statue was completed in 1832 after 38 years of construction. It is one of the top 3 great Buddha statues in Japan, alongside the ones in Nara and Kamakura. Can't help feeling marvelled at the skills and work of the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CHTeo
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Drop in for a visit. It costs 200yen (about $2) to enter. The big Buddha is truly a sight to see. Sit down and take it all in. The staff can also provide you with an English information sheet about the history of it.

Date of experience: January 2017
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