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Takaoka Daibutsu Buddha

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The Takaoka Daibutsu is claimed as one of the three great Buddha statues of Japan.

It certainly is a large Buddha statue at almost 16m in height, weighing around 60 tonnes and being... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Takaoka, Japan
Small buddha in Takaoka

We dropped in to pay a visit to this attraction and due to time limitation, we just took a few... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Hong Kong, China
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11-29 Otemachi, Takaoka 933-0039, Toyama Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the 3 of the most famous big Buddha statues. However, unlike the one in Kamakura and Nara, this temple is pretty small. It was very quiet and serene when I visited. I found this place to be totally lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

The great Buddha statue (Daibutsu) Located in Takaoka city, Toyama prefecture. It is one of the 3 great Buddha statues of Japan. The other 2 being Kamakura and Nara. It is a bronze statue made using local casting techniques. The statue is roughly 16 metres...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is not Nara, not even Kamakura scale. But I would like to believe this is the best. My home town favorite. It's less known, so you never have to feel you are rushed or squeezed in. You can spend ten minutes or three hours....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Yasuko G
Reviewed 29 December 2017

It certainly is a large Buddha statue at almost 16m in height, weighing around 60 tonnes and being forged from copper. It took almost 30 years to produce and replaced the wooden Daibutsu which had burnt down several times in the course of it's life....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 1966Jamo
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The Takaoka daibutsu (Buddha) is one of three most important Buddha statues in Japan . If one has an opportunity to visit all three to look at the skills to build such special examples of Buddhism in Japan. The Largest is in Kamakura,the other is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank BYamamoto
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We dropped in to pay a visit to this attraction and due to time limitation, we just took a few photos and left for other spots. There was not much visitors there during the time of our visit and the area was not as large...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I must say that this Daibutsu Buddha has got to be the 'friendliest' of all the temple destination I had. Being in the open, I just felt that the veneration is up to reach of all people on that piece of land. Being one of...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Morago22b
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Worthy of just a quick stop, the temple and the large Buddha is best viewed in the afternoon because the statue is facing the west. Thus in the morning if one takes the photo it will be overcast and only a silhouette can be seen...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

This Daibutsu sits in the middle of town. Not as grandeur as the other two Great Buddahas. Why? Because it was built by the local people of Takaoka. The Nara Daibutsu was built by the Emperor. The Kamakura Daibutsu was built by Shogun. People wanted...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank pennycharson
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Very special place and a nice Buddha with particular statues around ... Have a look at night ... amazing !

Date of experience: November 2016
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