Ushiku Daibutsu is a huge
Buddha statue, and is located about 7 km east of Ushiku station on JR
It was built in 1989 as a monument in the cemetery of Pure Land
But most of all, the size is amazingly big.
The bronze statue is 100 meters high, and its foundation is 20 meters high, then the the whole height is 120 meters !
The famous Great Buddha in
Nara is only palm-size.
And this is about three times as large as the Statue of Liberty in New York.
This has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records.
The gross weight is 4,000 tons.
This statue has the shape of an orthodox Amitabha Buddha which is the main Buddha in Pure Land Buddhism.
This has five stories internally, and we can enter there.
There are some museums and halls on the floors.
The highest floor is at the level of the chest of Buddha, the Buddha's ashes are enshrined.
From the floor, we can look down on the earth.
There is a replica of head and toe near the statue.
Run the Ken-o Expressway, and exit at Ami-Higashi Exit. About 3 km from there.