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Daibutsu Ushiku, Japan

From series “The Most Grandiose Statues and Monuments”
Year: 1995. Height: 100 meters.

Fans of unusual monuments will be interested by the Buddha statue located in the Japanese city of Ushiku. The Daibutsu Ushiku sculpture is considered the third largest in the world, its height is 100 meters. The statue is based on a traditional lotus-shaped platform. The latest is also quite impressive, as its height is 20 meters. The statue was represented in 1995. It was placed in a picturesque park.

Daibutsu Ushiku, Japan The main building material was bronze. About 6 000 bronze plates were used as a liner. The total weight of the statue is about 4 000 tons. The statue depicts Amitabha Buddha. It is important to note that the monument location wasn't chosen by chance. It is believed that in these places Amitabha Buddha attained enlightenment. For hundreds of years, local residents consider the Ushiku ARCADIA park to be a sacred place. The sculpture eternalizes the great teacher in the Vitarka pose that symbolizes giving knowledge.

Tourists visiting the iconic landmark during a day time have a great opportunity to literally examine the inside of the monument. There's a special elevator to the observation deck, which is located inside the statue at an altitude of 85 meters. It offers a great panoramic view of the park and the surrounding city. After visiting the monument, many adherents of Buddhism go strolling through the park to find the spiritual harmony and to receive a particle of the wisdom given by great Buddha. Next - Guanyin of the South Sea of Sanya

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Daibutsu Ushiku - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Seven Bank' located in 1.56 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'ニコニコレンタカー幕張本郷店' is located in 37 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: '川田吉原給油所' in 1.61 km
Supermarket: '(株)土蔵屋 牛久店' in 0.19 km
Parking: 'リパーク研究学園駅前第5' in 16 km
Apotheek: 'さくら薬局 新柏店' in 27 km
Police station: 'Ushiku Police Station' in 5 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'レストラン利根' in 0.19 km
Railway station: '京成電鉄(株) 公津の杜駅' in 25 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Narita Airport NRT - in 27 km
 »  Haneda Airport HND - in 62 km
 »  Atsugi Naf Airport NJA - in 97 km
 »  Oshima Airport OIM - in 154 km
 »  Matsumoto Airport MMJ - in 207 km
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Best hotels near Daibutsu Ushiku

Chisun Inn Tsuchiuraami

Located in 6 km from Daibutsu Ushiku
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Rooms: 92
The simply furnished rooms at Tsuchiuraami Chisun Inn include a wood desk and an electric kettle. You can enjoy video-on-demand movies or satellite … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel New Takahashi Kouyadai

Located in 9 km from Daibutsu Ushiku
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Rooms: 57
The hotel offers both Japanese and Western-style rooms. Each includes a TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. The en suite … More: photo, rates and booking
Toyoko Inn Tsuchiura-eki Higashi-guchi

Located in 10 km from Daibutsu Ushiku
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Rooms: 125
Rooms at Toyoko Inn Tsuchiura-eki Higashi-guchi have orange highlights and a wood desk. You can watch a video-on-demand movie for an extra cost. … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Marroad Tsukuba

Located in 11 km from Daibutsu Ushiku
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Rooms: 161
The air-conditioned rooms feature a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. Japanese Yukata robes and slippers are provided for all … More: photo, rates and booking

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