Ushiku Daibutsu

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Ushiku Daibutsu is the world’s tallest bronze Buddha statue. The 120-meter tall Buddha statue was constructed in 1993 and currently stands in Ushiku, Ibaraki. The Daibutsu held the record for the world’s tallest statue from 1993 to 2008. It was built to commemorate the birth of Shinran, the founder of the Jodo Shinshu sector of Buddhism in Japan. 


This attraction is closed until April 5th, as part of a nationwide drive to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19 disease).



2083 Kuno-cho, Ushiku-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture 300-1288 (Map) (Directions)


Temporary closure

Opening Hours (during normal operation)

Monday 9:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:30 - 17:00
Thursday 9:30 - 17:00
Friday 9:30 - 17:00
Saturday 9:30 - 17:30
Sunday 9:30 - 17:30
Holidays 9:30 - 17:30


¥500 - ¥800

Phone Number




Observation Floor / Vulture Peak

On the 5th floor of the Daibutsu statue is the 85-meter high observation deck. This floor is called the Room of Mount Gridhra-kuta, or Vulture Peak. Enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the surroundings, which allows you to see as far as Tokyo on a clear day.

World of Lotus Sanctuary

On the 3rd floor is the World of Lotus Sanctuary, which represents the pure land of Amida. A stunning room filled with over 3,300 images of golden Buddhas, sutras (teachings of Buddha) are read here every morning and evening.

Jodo Garden

To reach the Ushiku Daibutsu, visitors walk through the Jodo garden. Jodo garden is a traditional Japanese garden with 12 kinds of flowers such as peonies and hydrangeas, as well as cherry blossom trees during springtime. Visitors can enjoy flower picking activities from May onwards.


20-30-minute bus ride from JR Ushiku Station (Joban Line). Take the Kanto Railway bus from East Exit No. 2 heading towards Ushiku Daibutsu / Ami Premium Outlet, and get off at the Ushiku Daibutsu stop.

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