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Address: 50,Katase, Katsuyama 911-0811, Fukui Prefecture
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The sign said open but...

travelling in late February, the snow around was a great background to visiting. We arrived at 4pm and the hours stared 9am to 5pm. Unfortunately closed. Disappointed. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

travelling in late February, the snow around was a great background to visiting. We arrived at 4pm and the hours stared 9am to 5pm. Unfortunately closed. Disappointed. We found the Ono Castle also closed in February.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

In Katsuyama did Tada-san decree, a pleasure dome be built for all to see. Sat within an incense-perfumed hall, Was Great Buddha some 17 meters tall, keeping council with five-score bodhisattva, beneath- sky-cleft! – the five-storey pagoda. Like with Katsuyama Castle, the construction of this temple was funded by Mr. Tada Kiyoshi, a businessman who found his fortune in starting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Great place! Me and my family went to the dinosaur museum and finished there before planned. Then we looked for another attraction nearby and found this place. I was very surprised! The ticket cost only 500 yen. Very peaceful (only a few people were there visiting) and simply beautiful. Don't miss it!

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2 Thank Nanda A
Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Visited 2nd time. The huge Buddha statue is still amazing to see, and to experience the atmosphere inside the large hall. Still very few people visiting the Buddha. It really should be better advertised, as it could easily attract large crowds. As it is, the lack of people is a blessing, as you can experience the Buddha and the surrounding... More 

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Worcester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Impressively large temple in extensive grounds. Large number of Buddha statues in the temple including a huge cast iron one with other statues. A very tall pagoda on the site with good views across the local landscape.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Huge Buddha statue, bigger than Kamakura and Nara. Constructed in 1987, so not very historic. Buddha itself is very beautiful and surrounded by hundreds of smaller statues. Unlike Nara, it is virtually deserted outside the Japanese tourist seasons (except for ticket lady). The nearby pagoda is the tallest in Japan and offers a superb view of the valley and Katsuyama... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

A Daibutsu (large statue of the Buddha) larger than the more famous one in Nara, and Japan's tallest five-storied Pagoda, hidden in the hills of Fukui. The surrounding buildings are awe-inspiringly large, that must be seen to be believed. Extremely quiet at the Buddha's temple, with a ghost town of shops/cafes leading up to it. It was constructed in 1987,... More 

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Fukui, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

This Buddha is lovely and huge. Supposedly, it is now (since 1987) the largest Daibutsu in Japan. In fact, the entire grounds and series of buildings are also expansive. Standing on either side of the Daibusu are 4 statuary Buddhas--tall and lean--and all 5 seem to have been made from the same deep, rich mahogany-colored wood. In the temples itself,... More 

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Worcester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

A lovely temple with a huge Buddah statue and everything else big as well. The statue is bigger than that at Nara Excellent views from the tallest 5 storey pagoda in Japan and nice gardens. I suspect that reason not on tourist trail is relative newness, 1987, but do not let that put you off visiting since it is excellent... More 

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