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Takaoka Daibutsu Buddha

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Big Buddha, small unimpressive temple

Very few visitors on the cold and rainy day when I visited. Setting is less than impressive, not a... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2019
ECWorld
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Hong Kong, China
Worth a visit

Easy to find and worth a visit, it looks much more impressive in the flesh. Also close to the park... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
timu-san
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Sydney, Australia
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11-29 Otemachi, Takaoka 933-0039, Toyama Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Metal workers of TAKAOKA-city had made this huge Buddha! When you arrive, you can see this huge one and feel like you are now in the world of Buddha and maybe listen the word of “Worldly desires”=”BONNOU” & also WELCOME!. You can get into the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

Very few visitors on the cold and rainy day when I visited. Setting is less than impressive, not a whole lot to see in addition to the Buddha, which by itself impressed in terms of size but not style.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Easy to find and worth a visit, it looks much more impressive in the flesh. Also close to the park which is worth exploring, the paths in the park also follow the river, together they make a pleasant afternoon.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Situated in the quiet Takaoka town, it was a short walk from Takaoka train station. Great Buddha statue, do drop by if you plan to visit Takaoka.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

This is one of the 3 of the most famous big Buddha statues. However, unlike the one in Kamakura and Nara, this temple is pretty small. It was very quiet and serene when I visited. I found this place to be totally lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

The great Buddha statue (Daibutsu) Located in Takaoka city, Toyama prefecture. It is one of the 3 great Buddha statues of Japan. The other 2 being Kamakura and Nara. It is a bronze statue made using local casting techniques. The statue is roughly 16 metres...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joy_Sinha
Reviewed March 29, 2018

This is not Nara, not even Kamakura scale. But I would like to believe this is the best. My home town favorite. It's less known, so you never have to feel you are rushed or squeezed in. You can spend ten minutes or three hours....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cashmerechan
Reviewed December 29, 2017

It certainly is a large Buddha statue at almost 16m in height, weighing around 60 tonnes and being forged from copper. It took almost 30 years to produce and replaced the wooden Daibutsu which had burnt down several times in the course of it's life....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 1966Jamo
Reviewed December 2, 2017

The Takaoka daibutsu (Buddha) is one of three most important Buddha statues in Japan . If one has an opportunity to visit all three to look at the skills to build such special examples of Buddhism in Japan. The Largest is in Kamakura,the other is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank BYamamoto
Reviewed May 4, 2017

We dropped in to pay a visit to this attraction and due to time limitation, we just took a few photos and left for other spots. There was not much visitors there during the time of our visit and the area was not as large...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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