Ushiku Daibutsu - Big Buddah of Ushiku, Ibaraki
35.982816, Ushiku, Japan
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Ushiku Daibutsu - Big Buddah of Ushiku, Ibaraki 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.
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