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Usuki Sekibutsu

804-1 Fukata, Usuki 875-0064 , Oita Prefecture
+81 972-65-3300
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National treasure of Japan

Usuki Sekibutsu is a set of beautiful stone Buddha statues carved from hardened volcanic ash. There... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Inspirational visit

We selected Usuki as a point of interest back when we were preparing our trip. It was worthwhile... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Sylvain L
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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19 Sep 2016
“Inspirational visit”
15 Feb 2017
“National treasure of Japan”
804-1 Fukata, Usuki 875-0064 , Oita Prefecture
+81 972-65-3300
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Usuki Sekibutsu is a set of beautiful stone Buddha statues carved from hardened volcanic ash. There are about 59 of them and spread around 8 clusters. It is believed that they were created in the Heian (794-1185) and Kamakura (1185-1333) periods., however it is remains...More

Thank Willow888
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We selected Usuki as a point of interest back when we were preparing our trip. It was worthwhile the visit seeing the effort that craftmen put in the details of the sculptures. There are several group of them, spread across the hill on a well...More

1  Thank Sylvain L
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Place in the Woods just outside Usuki. You can get there by free bike (35 min.) or bus (20 min.) from the railway station. Wonderfull surrounding and amazing Buddha's among tthem the finest, old Buddha (circa 1000 years). Until now little known. It's carved from...More

2  Thank Eric J
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Usuki Buddha is situated in Oita Prefecture. To reach it, the easiest is to travel via JR rail to Usuki JR Station. As the site is a distant from the station, the fastest way to reach it is via taxi which charge about Y3000 two...More

2  Thank NBH168
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We visited this place before we took the boot to Shikoku. With our GPS we managed to find the stone buddha's easily. After you buy a ticket you walk up to a path towards the forest and you climb the stairs (wheelchair path is provided)...More

3  Thank Nring
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We combined a day trip to Usuki with a visit to the Sekibutsus and the old historical area of Hirasozu (on the way back to the station). We found the Sekibutsus to be very impressive - perhaps it helps when wandering around to remind yourself...More

7  Thank Jovan K
Reviewed 9 November 2014

I visited the stone buddhas during Usuki`s famous lantern festival in late August. It was stunning. I highly recommend going during this time! The area became quite magical with the buddhas illuminated by lantern light and taiko drummers and local dancers performing at various times....More

3  Thank Christiana A
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The site is located in an nice and quiet surrounding, the stone Buddha statues were a few hundred years old but was restored to what it was then. The various Buddha statues there were very well preserved and we found it amazing that it was...More

1  Thank accura_sg
Reviewed 14 August 2014

When we arrived at the station in Usuki, we feared we’d have difficulty finding the bus to get us to the Stone Buddhas which was our target for later in the afternoon. The helpful agent in the JR station showed us the bus station and...More

10  Thank hfot2
Reviewed 25 May 2014

There are Shintoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism in religion of Japan. Buddhism is the 2nd oldest religion. Many kinds of Buddhas exist in Buddhism, and here is many Buddha statues of them. Since many of Japanese Buddha statues carve a tree and they are made, a...More

Thank kaneneby
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