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Usuki Sekibutsu

804-1 Fukata, Usuki 875-0064, Oita Prefecture
+81 972-65-3300
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Buddhas statues valley

In a relatively remote (from public transportation) site, these old statues scattered in the woods... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
A national treasure you shouldn't miss

The Stone Buddhas of Usuki is designated as a national treasure. This is located about five... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Funabashi, Japan
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804-1 Fukata, Usuki 875-0064, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

In a relatively remote (from public transportation) site, these old statues scattered in the woods are powerful. Take a direct bus from Oita (for 1,020Yen) or from Usuki. As of November 2017, one the clusters of statues is closed to the public due to renovation...More

Thank Nir1703
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Stone Buddhas of Usuki is designated as a national treasure. This is located about five kilometers inland of the coastal city of Usuki. The stone Buddhas are located in four places relatively adjacent to each other. Access to the Buddhas is quite easy. From...More

1  Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 8 September 2017

entry fee for an adult was 540Yen. You get a map with the way around the different sites. They are in a forest area so the walk is in the shade mostly which is nice in summer. Although we came in August, not many people...More

Thank StefanS71
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The grounds here are tranquil and scenic. The stone Buddhas are a national treasure and were carved around the 12th century. Nice place to view the Buddhas and take a leisurely walk on the grounds. There were also lotus flowers in bloom. I found the...More

Thank oak2wn
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Usuki is a national treasure of Japan. The statues are carved into the cliff faces of the hills. They have been eroded by the elements and partly restored. You have to walk a short distance to see the different grottoes with many statues. The setting...More

Thank 55nickw
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Usuki Sekibutsu is a set of beautiful stone Buddha statues carved from hardened volcanic ash. There are about 59 of them and spread around 8 clusters. It is believed that they were created in the Heian (794-1185) and Kamakura (1185-1333) periods., however it is remains...More

2  Thank Willow888
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We selected Usuki as a point of interest back when we were preparing our trip. It was worthwhile the visit seeing the effort that craftmen put in the details of the sculptures. There are several group of them, spread across the hill on a well...More

1  Thank Sylvain L
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Place in the Woods just outside Usuki. You can get there by free bike (35 min.) or bus (20 min.) from the railway station. Wonderfull surrounding and amazing Buddha's among tthem the finest, old Buddha (circa 1000 years). Until now little known. It's carved from...More

3  Thank Eric J
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Usuki Buddha is situated in Oita Prefecture. To reach it, the easiest is to travel via JR rail to Usuki JR Station. As the site is a distant from the station, the fastest way to reach it is via taxi which charge about Y3000 two...More

2  Thank NBH168
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We visited this place before we took the boot to Shikoku. With our GPS we managed to find the stone buddha's easily. After you buy a ticket you walk up to a path towards the forest and you climb the stairs (wheelchair path is provided)...More

4  Thank Nring
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