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Scary? Hude statue of Buddha “DAIBUTSU”

Posted on October 11, 2018

Statue of Buddha thats ten times, hundred times bigger than human are called “DAIBUTSU” and it’s all over the Japan.

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Daibutsu in Kamakura. He will just ignore the standoffs.

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Daibutsu in Kamakura. Approximately 11m tall, 121t heavy, and built 750 years ago.

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Photo by @carowatermelon

Ushiku Daibutsu in Ibaraki. 120m above ground. Tallest Daibutsu-sama in the world.

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Photo by @uenoma_7

Firework festival. Did Ushiku Daibutsu use magic here?

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Daibutsu-sama in Nara is in Todai-ji temple.

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There are not only Daibutsu-sama, but also a lot of buddhas are here.

Photo by @nyo_chan

Lastly, there is a funky little Daibutsu at Daisyoin in Miyajima.


【Kamakura daibutsu】

The Great Buddha is located a 5-10 minute walk from Hase Station, the third station from Kamakura along the Enoden railway line. The Enoden is a streetcar-like train that connects Kamakura with Enoshima and Fujisawa. Its terminal station in Kamakura is located just next of JR Kamakura Station.

【Ushiku daibutsu】

2083 Kuno-cho Ushiku-shi Ibaraki
Tel: 029 889 2931

【Todaiji daibutsu】

Todaiji is located in the northern part of Nara Park. It is about a 30 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, or about a 45 minute walk from JR Nara Station. It can also be reached by bus from either station. Get off at Todaiji Daibutsuden from where it is a 5-10 minute walk to Todaiji’s main building.