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Takaoka Daibutsu Buddha, Takaoka

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
Counted among the most iconic Buddha statues in Japan, Takaoka Daibutsu Buddha stands almost 16 m (52 ft) tall and dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. At the nearby shrine, you can see the wooden head of a much older Buddha sculpture, which stood there for centuries before burning down in a great fire. Located near the center of town, the current bronze statue makes an ideal backdrop for a few quick photographs. Arrange your visit to Takaoka Daibutsu Buddha and discover more family-friendly attractions in Takaoka using our Takaoka attractions app.
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  • In Toyama for 2-nights, with a couple of hours to spare before dinner; this proved to be sufficient time to make a detour to Takaoka to see the Great Buddha. It only takes about 17-mins to travel...  more »
  • Takaoka Great Buddha is considered one of the three Great Buddhas in Japan (the other two are in Kamakura and Nara) but it is not as comparable to the other two. I would not make a special trip to...  more »

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