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Ushiku Daibutsu

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Tallest statue I ever saw

Incredibly tall, it's 120m high and magnificent. Don't bother getting in, it was not that... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Huge Buddha is a must see - 巨大な仏像内で写経

仏像内に入ってみた。 工夫が凝らされている。ケチらずに中に入ってみることをオススメする。 お釈迦様の骨まで納骨してあった。 Please do enter into Buddha statue... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2018
Tokyo, Japan
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2083 Kunocho, Ushiku 300-1288, Ibaraki Prefecture
+81 29-889-2931
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

When you go to Japan, you absolutely have to see this epic Buddha Statue! I recommend going inside the statue and go up to the top by elevator, even though it costs more to do so. Amazing! This is Japanese History!!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank LikoA
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to see this Buddha statue for the past two years and finally got there yesterday. Rented a car service with 4 others vs taking the train as we didn’t think we’d make it before closing with limited time. As you’re driving you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

You'll enjoy strolling the grounds as you make your way to the statue and you'll be amazed at the size of this statue. There is something for people of all ages here, from a petting zoo to beautiful gardens, Be sure to ride the elevator...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is the third largest Buddha statue in the world and it was made with bronze. You can climb with at the top of the statue. Surrounding area is very quiet and beautiful with seasonal flowers. If you have time, you can chill the whole...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Incredibly tall, it's 120m high and magnificent. Don't bother getting in, it was not that interesting. Has a very cool garden with lots of koy fish. Has lots of souvenir shops, some food, toilets and ice cream. Takes about 1h30m from tokyo and need to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

仏像内に入ってみた。 工夫が凝らされている。ケチらずに中に入ってみることをオススメする。 お釈迦様の骨まで納骨してあった。 Please do enter into Buddha statue where you can find the bone of the real Buddha from India...! Very precious!! Flowers were pretty. Every year Aug15 would be great to come!! There’s annual event there.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank kyokon614
Reviewed May 29, 2018

It's worth seeing this Buddha up close, but you do need a car to get here. The Buddha in Kamakura is a better experience all around, but this Buddha is much larger. It's great to see in person. Going into the Buddha wasn't all that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Krystal B
Reviewed May 17, 2018

From JR Ushiku station, you can take a bus to reach there. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, there is a cheaper express bus(US$4.70) but on weekdays more expensive(US$6.20) local bus goes there instead. But good thing about visiting on weekdays is that you need not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Keizo
Reviewed May 12, 2018

I recently brought some family and out-of-town friends to the Standing Buddha in Ushiku during Golden Week. It was a pleasant experience overall, and the Buddha was an impressive sight even before we got out of the car (you can see it from the road...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dominic D
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Travel from Tokyo to Ushiku station, took a bus from east exit to reach this place. check bus time table at bus stop or check with station staff. Be sure to plan your time well as during weekday bus is not frequent, every hr only...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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January 17, 2017|
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Response from ry0k0b | Reviewed this property |
As previously mentioned, the Ushiku city hotel near Ushiku station should be the nearest and you can take a bus from the station to the Buddha. But I think the rooms are tiny, which is pretty much common in every hotel in... More
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Response from WanderLady28 | Reviewed this property |
You could get on a train to Ushiku station and then you can take a bus at Ushiku station east exit bus stop number 2 bound to either "Ushiku daibutsu" or "ami premium outlet" takes about 20 to 30 minutes going by car is... More