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In an excellent location near to Gifu Castle and the not to be missed cormorant fishing experience is a small in area temple housing a magnificent Giant Buddha. Stay for a while and contemplate in the tranquil atmosphere and admire the beauty of the almost...More
I rank this Quiet shrine a must see when visiting gifu...it's location is superb due to proximity of the Gifu Castle and Comorant fishing docks....no need to spend ¥¥ on cab fare..all within walking distance
We decided to visit Kinpozan Shohoji Temple to see the Gifu Great Buddha since it is along the way to Mount Kinka. We were very disappointed. The temple was so different from images in the internet and badly need a new coat of paint. We...More
This is a really a magically experience. If you find yourself in Gifu, please make your way here. It's a paper-mache buddha! It's beautiful and it's interesting to see the entire collection of clay monks who helped with this project. Each one depicted with their...More
This indoor, 13.7m great Buddha statue was completed in 1832 after 38 years of construction. It is one of the top 3 great Buddha statues in Japan, alongside the ones in Nara and Kamakura. Can't help feeling marvelled at the skills and work of the...More
Drop in for a visit. It costs 200yen (about $2) to enter. The big Buddha is truly a sight to see. Sit down and take it all in. The staff can also provide you with an English information sheet about the history of it.
Even non-buddhists would marvel in the work done to make this giant Buddha. Not being allowed to use flash photography was okay because of the sun coming in through the windows the pictures still turned out great. If you are headed to Gifu mountain make...More
This is surprisingly badly sign-posted but well worth going. It's one of the three great Buddha statues in Japan, but unlike the other two, it's made from papier mache and took 38 years to make.
It's in a very modest looking temple - from the...More
"Great Buddha of Gifu, Batman!" The head priest of Shōhōji, Ichū, concieved of this Great Buddha and it was completed in 1832 after 38 years of construction and long after Ichū had passed away. It was constructed with a central pillar made from a...More