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Echizen Daibutsu, Katsuyama

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  • Katsuyama city is better known for its dinosaur museum and, yet, the city has another dinosaur of modern origin; i.e.,Echizen Daibutsu. The scale of this Buddha statue competes well with the... 
    Katsuyama city is better known for its dinosaur museum and, yet, the city has another dinosaur of modern origin; i.e.,Echizen Daibutsu. The scale of this Buddha statue competes well with the...  more »
  • The Great Buddha inside the main hall is made from bronze with more than 17 meters height. The wall inside the main hall place hundreds of the statue. There is pagoda in the same area and at the... 
    The Great Buddha inside the main hall is made from bronze with more than 17 meters height. The wall inside the main hall place hundreds of the statue. There is pagoda in the same area and at the...  more »
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  • This temple is surreal, it has a Game of Thrones vibe. The main temple has a giant Buddha and statues surrounding the building from floor to ceiling. The grand scale of the structure is incredible inside and out. The pagoda is huge and has its own elevator which is a plus. We visited when they first opened and the area was very thick with fog which gave it that surreal feel. Many of the businesses as you walk up were closed unfortunately. Parking is free and they have a goshuin stamp available.
  • Even though is almost desert because japanese people do not like "modern" times built buddhist temple, it has the biggest seated Buda of Japan. It was finished in 1992 by a private investor who wanted to create a Buddha's amusement park, with accurate replicas of ancient statues and buildings. Because of the bankruptcie of the 22 hectares complexe, it was donated to traditional Buddhism to avoid taxes.

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