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Tallest seated Buddha in Japan

The Seiryu-ji Buddhist temple is quite modern having been founded in 1982 and is a very attractive... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
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Seiry-ji Temple founded by Priest Ryuko Oda (1982). Home to largest seated bronze Buddha statue... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
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45 Kuwabara Yamazaki, Aomori 030-0935, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

The Seiryu-ji Buddhist temple is quite modern having been founded in 1982 and is a very attractive and peaceful complex set in a small forest of trees. The main hall and 5-storey pagoda are made from Japanese Hiba cypress trees grown in Aomori prefecture which...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Seiry-ji Temple founded by Priest Ryuko Oda (1982). Home to largest seated bronze Buddha statue, Showa Daibutsu, in the country, 70 ft tall, 220 tons. We were able to go inside the Buddha. The second floor inside is for consoling war dead. Walking back from...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Giant beautiful statue of Showa Daibutsu. A peaceful place to visit. Meaningful calligraphy pictures on the wall displayed. Nice food.

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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We had a good time visiting the Big Buddha even though the weather was raining off and on the day we went. I must say the Buddha was beautiful and larger than I was expecting. The area was easy to get around which was a...More

Thank Colette B
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Daibutsu - a massively big sitting Buddha is located in the Seiryu Temple and grounds. It is the largest seated Buddha in Japan - even larger than the Buddha in the Todai-ji in Nara. It was built in 1984 and is bronze. It is...More

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The grounds surrounding the Buddha contain Japan's most famous wooden pagoda constructed from local timber. It stands at 39m tall. There is also a shrine and other small but interesting statues. From the pagoda a tree lined pathway leads to the Buddha. On one side...More

Thank Kayjohn
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This should be ranked a lot higher than 24. Should be top 5. Certainly better than a bridge! Almost didn't come here because of that. Aomori is otherwise not too interesting. We came to Japan to see Japanese things and this fits the bill. A...More

Thank The5leesco
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We combined a visit of the Showa Daibutsu at Seiryu-Ji Temple with our visit to the Aomori Asamushi aquarium. They aren't too far apart. I have never been to a Buddhist temple before and was excited to visit. The area is naturally beautiful and there...More

1  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The Showa Daibutsu at Seiryu-ji Temple, is Japan's largest seated bronze statue of the Nyorai Buddha at over 21m in height. Seiryu-ji Temple also has a 39m tall pagoda on its grounds which is the tallest one north of Kyoto.

1  Thank Arvid O
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

During weekend there is a Route card 500yen which you can use the bus whole day instead of paying 500 plus yen one way.i mentioned this in the Sannai review. This place worth a visit

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