Hill of The Buddha

Hill of The Buddha, Sapporo: Address, Hill of The Buddha Reviews: 4.5/5

Hill of The Buddha
4.5
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Matan Katz
Jerusalem, Israel197 contributions
A true one of a kind gem
Aug 2019
This place is just amazing - Planned by world famous architect tadao Ando, it features a big vareity of sculputures from many cuktures. It's free of charge (although you might get asked to pay "donation money" for the place - like I was). It offers a small cafe, and a big parking lot. Absolutely must visit.
Written January 24, 2020
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Kenrover82
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
Not bad for a detour from Takino Suzuran Hillside Park
Jul 2019
This place was full of calm and tranquility. Plenty of big, open spaces for kids to stretch their legs. Unfortunately, there were almost no benches or seats in the vicinity. It was also awkward to sit down on the ground to rest because the place is so open, almost everyone could see you. Regardless, still a nice place to stop by, if you have some time to spare.
Written December 9, 2019
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Tasrod
Hobart, Australia93 contributions
Serenely stunning.
Jan 2019 • Solo
Catching the local bus to this destination was part of the charm as you go past a spectacular reclining gold Buddha on the way. The snow covered Buddha was so serene and peaceful. Magnificent elegant architecture and will always stay with me.
Written November 9, 2019
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PY888
Barnet, UK559 contributions
So beautiful
Oct 2019 • Friends
So beautiful and clam place to visit, it's easy to travel by public transport, small donations need for the park, also, there's a small cafe as well. Loved it.
Written October 20, 2019
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HungryHarold
16 contributions
Very special and serene
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is a very special place and thorough modern shrine. It might be at its peak when the lavender is in flower but we visited in the autumn and the colours of the distant trees and clarity of blue sky was superb to see. If you are planning to visit in conjunction with Sapporo Sculpture Garden, come here first as the bus back only runs until 14:00.
Written October 15, 2019
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Natalie K
Mae Nam, Thailand433 contributions
Tranquil Buddha
Sep 2019 • Couples
The sheer design and construction of the Buddha is magnificent, its grand size and peaceful aura is breathtaking. Carved from 4000 tonnes of rock its design is by Tadao Ando. A visit here will last in your memory forever as so awe inspiring from its sheer design and build and of course the beauty of Buddha. Lavender fields top the dome of the build. There is a lovely garden shop nearby, other rock and stone features and the cemetry. A must do if in the Sapporo region as its only 30mins from Sapporo town.
Written September 23, 2019
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Sky
Ko Si Chang, Thailand223 contributions
The​ Biggest Buddha​ of​ Hokkaidou
Jul 2019 • Friends
Spring​ is the​ best​ time​ to​ visit.
All​ moutain cover with​ Lavender.
Big​ Buddha​ can see from far distance.
Calm and peace atmosphere.
Written September 3, 2019
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Otey
Manila, Philippines25 contributions
Amazing!
Aug 2019 • Friends
We went there during the lavender season. It was beautiful and peaceful. There were only a few people visited this place. Getting there was easy. We took bus 108 at Makomanai Station, No. 2 bus stop. There’s also Rotunda Cafe where you can get lavender float, which was so good!
Written August 13, 2019
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Walter F
Clydebank, UK7 contributions
It's huge
Feb 2019
No really, it's absolutely massive. You can see it from miles away and it looks pretty big but honestly, up close it's staggering how large it is
Written July 2, 2019
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sinjoorAntwerp
Antwerp266 contributions
Please remove the other eyesores
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is a masterpiece. But unfortunately totally ruined by the ridiculous concrete sculptures placed in the surroundings. How could they do that ? It was decided by somebody who understood nothing of the essence of Tadao Ando's masterpiece. If enough visitors point this out, maybe it can be corrected ? Especially the fake Easter Island monuments are disturbing. I never visited Easter Island, but anybody who has seen a single picture of them knows they are not a straight line, not totally erect : the original statures have a meaning, a history and an aesthetic chaos, seemingly randomly placed, leaning over or backwards. Here they are just wrong, on one line, fake, fake, disturbing. Please remove them.
The Buddha is still impressive. And worth a visit.
Written June 21, 2019
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