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Jorakuzan Mantokuji Temple, Chiba

Statue of a reclining Buddha in Tateyama

Located off of Route 410 in the southern part of Tateyama in Chiba, Jorakuzan Mantokuji Temple (萬徳寺) is a short hike up along a paved walkway surrounded by bamboo. At the end of the trek, you’ll discover the statue of reclining Buddha framed by a forest of green trees and palms. Built in 1982, the bronze statue weighs in at 30 tons and is 16 meters wide. Resting with his head in his hand and feet together, this sleeping pose symbolizes the day the Buddha entered Nirvana. It is one of the largest reclining Buddha statues in eastern Asia.

Hours of Operation are 9:00am to 5:00pm; weather permitting.

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