The Massive Sendai Daikannon Statue

Stare in awe at one of the world's tallest statues

By Justin Velgus    - 1 min read

The Sendai Daikannon Statue is one of the top ten tallest statues in the world. Located next to the Best Western Hotel in Sendai, the statue is a unique tourist destination. Don't just look at it, step inside. Pray at one of the 33 Kannon statues on the ground floors, or attempt to remove your negative energy at one of the 108 Buddhist statues spread over its twelve stories. The top floor has viewing windows which offer spectacular views of the city suburbs and nearby surroundings. Bring your cameras for this big wonder and step way back to fit it in frame.

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Find out more about Sendai Daikannon (Daikanmitsuji Temple).

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Justin Velgus

Justin Velgus @justin.velgus

Justin Velgus (ジャスティン ベルガス) is a long-term resident and promoter in the Tohoku region. He has been a content producer for JapanTravel.com since 2012 and was the Miyagi Prefecture Regional Partner 2013-2015. Justin’s over 300 published travel and culture articles come from a background of studying in Akita, teaching English in Miyagi through the JET Program, and promoting sake overseas for the government of Fukushima. Justin now does tourism promotion in Sendai, the gyutan capital of the world.