Ushiku Daibutsu

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Ushiku Buddha
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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. 



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


9:30 - 17:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

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

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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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