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Takasakibyakue Daikannon

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Address: 2710-1 Ishiharamachi, Takasaki 370-0864 , Gunma Prefecture
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+81 27-322-2269

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Amazing & Great to See Byakui Kannon!

This is an amazing place where u could climb up to the shoulder of the Kannon & have a magificent view of Takasaki city! We walked all the way from Dokutsu Kannon & it's like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Norfolk, Virginia
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to take the bus from the train station. You will recognise after 30 minutes that you are at the top of the mountain and can see her head. She is of course bigger than life. Get off the bus when most everyone else does. Walk up the hill (a small hill) and have a look. You can also... More 

Thank Wayne B
Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing place where u could climb up to the shoulder of the Kannon & have a magificent view of Takasaki city! We walked all the way from Dokutsu Kannon & it's like walking in the forest, pass by lots of beautiful red pink flowers which make the journey less tiring :) think about half hr walk but... More 

1 Thank cooblue
Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to walk around for about an hour. We went at the end of the Sakura season. Still very pretty and we saw Sakura petals all over the floor! Not crowded at all either ! The buses there are really infrequent and when our train stopped at the station en route to Tokyo from kusatsu onsen, the bus schedule... More 

Thank Shirin S
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

When you enter the city of Takasaki, you can see this magnificent site as iconic for this humble city. Made for the buddhist goddess of mercy Kannon, this statue stands high on its mountain. When I lived in Takasaki, I would visit this place often and make it a stop for visitors in the area. The temple and grounds around... More 

Thank Felice R
Tracy, California
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a 25 min ride from Takasaki train station Bus No. 8 from the west exit (200 Yen per person each way). I posted a picture of the information (includes outbound and return bus times) that I received from the tourist information which is right across from the exit from the station. So I had planned to see 3... More 

2 Thank Pugwash1968
Paris, France
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Nice view with an impressive Buddha statue you can climb 136 stairs to enjoy a nice view of the area. Must be even more beautiful in Autumn.

1 Thank Luxiah
Barcelona, Spain
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40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

I found Takasaki in general a bit hard to get around since there weren’t many buses, but luckily the drivers are nice and will show you when to get off. Finding your way to the statue is easy because it stands out. There was a spider on the vending machine at the temple, so I had to be careful not... More 

3 Thank FancyLampshade
Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is one of the sights to see in Takasaki town, especially so if you are a believer of KwanIm or the Heart Sutra. The surrounding has a lot of beautiful greenery, so during the right autumn months it would be in full colours. You need to drive up here or be prepare with good walking boots to get here.... More 

Thank PHLim_SG
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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

It has been raining for a few days but it did not stop us from coming here. We took a bus from Takasaki bus station and the bus ride takes 25 minutes. The temple was really peaceful and not crowded during week days. The statue is around 8 floor up and you can walk up with a small fee. It... More 

1 Thank Wong J
Tokyo, Japan
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

I had no idea you could actually walk up to the top of the Kannon statue! There are interesting things to see on your way up!

1 Thank Natasha D

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