Ushiku Daibutsu - Big Buddah of Ushiku, Ibaraki

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35.982816, Ushiku, Japan
Ushiku Daibutsu - Big Buddah of Ushiku, Ibaraki - I managed to get a special blessing while I was there!
Ushiku Daibutsu - Big Buddah of Ushiku, Ibaraki - This is NOT a same-size replica of the head.  Do you see the small knots of hair on his head.  The diameter of the base of each of those is a few feet!  You can go inside and look out from his chest, too.
Ushiku Daibutsu - Big Buddah of Ushiku, Ibaraki - Again, a wierd lens angle might lead you to believe that this is a mere 100 feet tall.  Its not.  Look up the location on google maps and check out the scale at which you can see it from space!
Ushiku Daibutsu - Big Buddah of Ushiku, Ibaraki - Part of the temple inside: the meditation room.

Ushiku Daibutsu - Big Buddah of Ushiku, Ibaraki Reviews

jsuich jsuich
2 reviews
One incredible statue with lovely grounds and gardens May 05, 2008
The Ushiku Daibutsu is the biggest buddah in the world and the biggest bronze statue in the world, though, I am given to understand that there is something else out there made of concrete which is bigger. Having said that, it dwarfs the statue of liberty... even with its pedestal. The inside is beautiful and educational and the overall experience leaves you glad you came. The gardens are lovely and worth walking through, though I'd have to call them average. When I say "average" gardens for Japan, though, I mean really great by international standards.

There's a giant bell for you to ring after making a prayer, a huge incense burner, and a pond full of fish that will crawl over each other, out of water, to be fed. The entrance fee is nominal, so don't let that stop you.

All in all, very worth seeing. And take a camera to get some great perspective shots.
This is NOT a same-size replica of…
Again, a wierd lens angle might le…
Part of the temple inside: the med…
I managed to get a special blessin…
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Paulianthomas says:
Great review with excellent photos mate!
Posted on: Jun 18, 2011
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