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Showa Daibutsu

45 Kuwabara Yamazaki, Aomori 030-0935, Aomori Prefecture
+81 17-726-2312
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Showa Daibutsu

Giant beautiful statue of Showa Daibutsu. A peaceful place to visit. Meaningful calligraphy... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
VKML
Big Buddha

We had a good time visiting the Big Buddha even though the weather was raining off and on the day... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Colette B
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45 Kuwabara Yamazaki, Aomori 030-0935, Aomori Prefecture
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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.

Thank VKML
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

Thank Amy C
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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
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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

Thank eikpinng
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

This temple is home of the largest seated Buddha in Japan. The statue is fairly modern, though. The temple grounds and buildings are beautiful.

Thank Hatem R
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

We came as part of a cruise tour, but believe there would have been charges. Lots of different things to see around the area, particularly the manicured gardens. Be aware there are limited toilet facilities, so take advantage of them when you are able.

Thank David O
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