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Takaoka Daibutsu (Takaoka Great Buddha)高岡大仏

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The Takaoka Daibutsu (Takaoka Great Buddha) is a large statue of Amida Nyorai (the Amitabha Buddha) in a seated posture, approximately 16 meters high, located in the Hotoku-san Daibutsu-ji Temple near Takaoka Station in Toyama Prefecture. The circular halo that rises up behind the Buddha’s back makes this a particularly distinctive statue; it ranks alongside the Great Buddha of Nara and the Great Buddha of Kamakura as one of the “Three Great Buddhas of Japan.” The original statue and its replacement were both destroyed in fires; in 1933, local people built the third statue that visitors see today. Since it was first created, the Takaoka Daibutsu has become an iconic symbol of Takaoka; locals refer to with a mixture of respect and familiarity as “Daibuttsuan.”

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Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Otemachi 11-29 (Takaoka / HimiArea)

phone 0766239156
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[Pedestal corridor Worship times] 9:00-17:00

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Address
Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Otemachi 11-29 [ map ]
Area
Takaoka / HimiArea
Phone
0766239156
Hours
[Pedestal corridor Worship times] 9:00-17:00
Closed
Irregular holidays
Fees
Admission fee to worshipappreciate your generous contributions
Parking Lot
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.