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Takasakibyakue Daikannon

2710-1 Ishiharamachi, Takasaki 370-0864, Gunma Prefecture
+81 27-322-2269
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The size is its attraction

Easy parking and then a short walk. When you take the path along the road you have to climb some... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands
we enjoyed seeing her

You need to take the bus from the train station. You will recognise after 30 minutes that you are... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Wayne B
Norfolk, Virginia
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  • Poor1%
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2710-1 Ishiharamachi, Takasaki 370-0864, Gunma Prefecture
+81 27-322-2269
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Easy parking and then a short walk. When you take the path along the road you have to climb some steps, but in return you get a much better view of the statue. We climbed the statue and the view is worth it. Nothing special,...More

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 7 May 2017

You need to take the bus from the train station. You will recognise after 30 minutes that you are at the top of the mountain and can see her head. She is of course bigger than life. Get off the bus when most everyone else...More

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is an amazing place where u could climb up to the shoulder of the Kannon & have a magificent view of Takasaki city! We walked all the way from Dokutsu Kannon & it's like walking in the forest, pass by lots of beautiful red...More

1  Thank cooblue
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place to walk around for about an hour. We went at the end of the Sakura season. Still very pretty and we saw Sakura petals all over the floor! Not crowded at all either ! The buses there are really infrequent and when our...More

Thank Shirin S
Reviewed 12 January 2017

When you enter the city of Takasaki, you can see this magnificent site as iconic for this humble city. Made for the buddhist goddess of mercy Kannon, this statue stands high on its mountain. When I lived in Takasaki, I would visit this place often...More

Thank Felice R
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a 25 min ride from Takasaki train station Bus No. 8 from the west exit (200 Yen per person each way). I posted a picture of the information (includes outbound and return bus times) that I received from the tourist information which is...More

2  Thank Pugwash1968
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Nice view with an impressive Buddha statue you can climb 136 stairs to enjoy a nice view of the area. Must be even more beautiful in Autumn.

1  Thank Luxiah
Reviewed 20 December 2015

I found Takasaki in general a bit hard to get around since there weren’t many buses, but luckily the drivers are nice and will show you when to get off. Finding your way to the statue is easy because it stands out. There was a...More

3  Thank FancyLampshade
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is one of the sights to see in Takasaki town, especially so if you are a believer of KwanIm or the Heart Sutra. The surrounding has a lot of beautiful greenery, so during the right autumn months it would be in full colours. You...More

Thank PHLim_SG
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

It has been raining for a few days but it did not stop us from coming here. We took a bus from Takasaki bus station and the bus ride takes 25 minutes. The temple was really peaceful and not crowded during week days. The statue...More

1  Thank Wong J
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