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Daishizan Seidaiji Temple (Echizen Great Buddha)大師山清大寺(越前大仏)


"Daishiyama Seidaiji Temple, completed in 1987, is located about a 10-minute drive from the Katsuyama Interchange on the Chubu-Jukan Expressway. Kiyoshi Tada, founder of the Sogo Taxi Company, built it as the culmination of a long-held wish. The most striking feature is a 17-meter statue of Biroshana Nyorai (Vairocana) in the main building. The statue is commonly referred to as ""the Great Buddha of Echizen."" There are numerous additional images for visitors to venerate: standing statues of bodhisattvas and arhats and seated Buddhist images crowded along the walls. Furthermore, visitors can go to the top of the five-story pagoda and see a splendid view of the surrounding countryside."


Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Katase 50-1-1 (Fukui / Katsuyama / AwaraArea)

phone 0779873300

8:00-17:00 (Last entry16:30)
※ Jan.-Mar. is subject to change (contact us)

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Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Katase 50-1-1 [ map ]
Fukui / Katsuyama / AwaraArea
8:00-17:00 (Last entry16:30)
※ Jan.-Mar. is subject to change (contact us)
open everyday
※ Jan.-Mar. may be closed temporarily
[Admission fee to worship]500yen
Parking Lot
Available 400spaces
Credit Card
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          Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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