Have you ever heard and seen the Buddhist statue which is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records?
Ushiku Daibutsu, located south east of the city of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest Buddhist statue in the world at 120m.
The height of the giant, bronze statue includes the 10m high base and 10m high lotus platform.
The Ushiku Daibutsu weighs an incredible 4000 tons and was built in 1993 to commemorate the birth of Shinran (1173-1263), with its HQ at the Honganji temples in Kyoto.
You can ride an elevator to the viewing gallery at 85m, from where there are incredbile views on a clear day as far as the Tokyo Skytree.
Furthermore, you will enjoy many varieties of flowers in all seasons at Ushiku Daibutsu area as follows.
In May, you can enjoy these flowers’ picking.
Iceland poppies, Shirley poppies, Baby’s breath, Pot marigold, Snapdragon, Margalet, Elegance and California poppies will be blooming.
In June, almost 10,000 colorful hydrangea will be blooming.
In October, cosmos will be blooming and also you can enjoy picking flowers.
Address: 2083 Kuno, Ushiku, Ibaraki
Tel: +(81) 29-889-2931