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Address: 11-29 Otemachi, Takaoka 933-0039, Toyama Prefecture
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+81 766-23-9156

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Small buddha in Takaoka

We dropped in to pay a visit to this attraction and due to time limitation, we just took a few photos and left for other spots. There was not much visitors there during the time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in to pay a visit to this attraction and due to time limitation, we just took a few photos and left for other spots. There was not much visitors there during the time of our visit and the area was not as large as other Buddhas.

Mazo, Spain
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I must say that this Daibutsu Buddha has got to be the 'friendliest' of all the temple destination I had. Being in the open, I just felt that the veneration is up to reach of all people on that piece of land. Being one of the Daibutsu destination simply adds up to its grandeur.

Thank Morago22b
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Worthy of just a quick stop, the temple and the large Buddha is best viewed in the afternoon because the statue is facing the west. Thus in the morning if one takes the photo it will be overcast and only a silhouette can be seen if taking it up close. A vantage point further away with a good camera would... More 

Thank Melvin M
Itabashi, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This Daibutsu sits in the middle of town. Not as grandeur as the other two Great Buddahas. Why? Because it was built by the local people of Takaoka. The Nara Daibutsu was built by the Emperor. The Kamakura Daibutsu was built by Shogun. People wanted the Takaoka Daibutsu to be near them. Knowing such back ground, you will appreciate the... More 

Thank pennycharson
Vevey, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Very special place and a nice Buddha with particular statues around ... Have a look at night ... amazing !

Thank Francois999
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The most handsome Buddha is worthy of a quick stop on the way to or from Kojo Park. Make sure you have a green tea ice cream from the store diagonally across from the Buddha.

Thank Bballgurl
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717 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

A nice open area with a small temple on site. No entrance fee, open everyday. It is considered among the top three Buddhas along with the ones in Nara and Kamakura.

Thank DYA717
BC, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The Takaoka Great Buddha (0766-23-9156; 11-29 Ote-machi; open 6.00 am-6.00 pm with free entry) is virtually unknown by comparison to the Daibutsu in Kamakura and Nara which get all of the attention. This statue is relatively new with work beginning in 1907 but only completed in 1933. It is considered one of the "Three Great Buddhas of Japan".

Thank Albatross199
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

高岡大仏の原型は1745年の木材と金箔の大仏だった。このごろのは1933年に伝統的に青銅から作った大仏。日本の三番目に有名な大仏かも、奈良と鎌倉のに次いで。 Takaoka Daibutsu is probably the 3rd most famous 'Big Buddha' statue in Japan, after the one at Nara and then Kamakura. This one has the trendiest facial hair, I feel. The Buddha was cast in bronze in 1933 using the metalurgic knowledge of local craftsmen. A prototype of the Daibutsu was first built in 1745, made from wood and... More 

Thank ART196
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

An important Buddhist statue for locals to worship and to pray genuinely. There are some paintings inside the circle grounded structure related to Buddhism. Still, the overall place is not very big. Spending here for 15 to 20 minutes is adequate for a quick visit and pray.

Thank D6TONG

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