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Ushiku Daibutsu – Ibaraki Big Buddha

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on December 11, 2014

The only manmade object in Ibaraki Prefecture visible from Tokyo is the huge Ushiku Daibutsu, a standing buddha statue that is so tall that on very clear days you can see it from the top of the Tokyo Skytree tower in Tokyo, about 50km to the south west. It is located in northern Ushiku City and visible for miles around, quite impressive. The statue itself is 100m and standing atop a 20m tall base. For comparison the American Statue of Liberty is 40m. More posts to come on this statue!









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  1. zoomingjapan said, on December 11, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Oh, I just went there a few weeks ago. Autumn colors were barely out back then, but the buddha statue was still very impressive. 🙂


    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2014 at 4:50 am

      Sweet! What a coincidence. Didn’t know you were in the neighborhood! (^-^)


  2. Cathryn said, on December 11, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Beautiful photos – hard to grasp the scale of the statue!!


    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2014 at 4:51 am

      Thank you! Yes, it is even harder the closer you get. Up close you only really see the fundaments…!


  3. amadl said, on December 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Great photos as aLways! The Buddha Looks so majestic in the second to Last photo


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