Ushiku daibutsu, Ibaraki
This is the Ushiku Daibutsu located in Ushiku, Ibaraki prefecture.
When you drive on the Kenoudo (Metropolitan Inter‐City Expressway) and come near Ami east IC, the gigantic statue appears. The spectacular figure is totally like the Godzilla. It is the sort of unexpected scale that made you want to blurt out, “what the heck is that?”
The height is 120m (high of the statue of standing figure 100m, pedestal 20m) associated with the 12 light of the Amidanyorai (Amitabha Tathagata). The height is enormousness as the Great Buddha in Nara of approximately 15m could fit in the palm of its hand.
In addition, the height from the pedestal is as tall as a triple size of the Statue of Liberty.
It is the third largest in the world as standing statue and the world’s largest as a statue made of bronze. It is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
You can see the dignified appearance from Roppongi Hills of approximately 60km away on a clear day.
You can go up the inside of the Ushiku Daibutsu in an elevator, the observation deck of the top floor is a position of 85m above the ground. There are rooms for sutra-copying and for hearing a sermon in each floor to the fifth floor.
Ushiku Joen with the Ushiku Daibutsu is the greatest park cemetery in the metropolitan area, and there are Jodo garden (Pure Land Garden) and small animal parks where you can interact with animals. It is just right the place to take a small child.
|Adresse:||Ushiku-Amida-daibutsu, Kunocho, Ushiku-city, Ibaraki 300-1288|