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The​ Biggest Buddha​ of​ Hokkaidou

Spring​ is the​ best​ time​ to​ visit. All​ moutain cover with​ Lavender. Big​ Buddha​ can see from... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2019
yuisuvimon
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Ko Si Chang, Thailand
via mobile
Amazing!

We went there during the lavender season. It was beautiful and peaceful. There were only a few... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2019
Otey
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Manila, Philippines
via mobile
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Spring​ is the​ best​ time​ to​ visit.
All​ moutain cover with​ Lavender.
Big​ Buddha​ can see from far distance.
Calm and peace atmosphere.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Otey
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Reviewed July 2, 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

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Walter F
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank sinjoorAntwerp
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

I agree with one of the other reviewers here that it can be quite jarring to see totally unrelated sculpture near this majestic monument. I expected the approach to the Buddha to be a lot longer based on descriptions but in any case, looking up to Buddha's face against the sky was really something. As it is now summer, the slopes are covered by lavender which really adds to the beauty of the monument. There was a small nursery and plant sales stall near the carpark and a cafe cum souvenir shop in the building. The lavender soda is refreshing and the small selection of souvenirs tasteful and fairly unique. There is no admission fee but visitors are urged to contribute 300 yen for the upkeep of the place.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank pl55
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