Furuzono Stone Buddhas

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"This collection of over 60 Buddhist statues carved out of a tuff rock wall forms the core of the Usuki Stone Buddhas and is a five-minute drive from the Usuki Interchange on the Higashikyushu Expressway. The statues are believed to have been created from the late Heian period to the Kamakura period. One of the best stone Buddhist statue groups in Japan in terms of size, quantity, and carving skill, the group's statue of Vairocana in particular is considered a masterpiece. In 1995, this statue was the first such stone Buddhist statue in the country to be designated a National Treasure. Also known as the ""13 Furuzono Buddhas,"" other nearby stone Buddhist statue groups include the first and second Hoki Stone Buddhas clusters, and the Sannosan Stone Buddhas."

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Oita Usuki-shi Fukata map map Map
[All year]9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship]Adults550yen, Children270yen
Parking Lot
※Large bus 8spaces
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Available (Available in smoking area)
English Menu
Available(Pamphlet Available)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • National treasure
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.04.16
    It is definitely worth visiting, or I rather say it is worth traveling to Kyushu to visit Usuki Stone Buddha. There are four different areas, you can see many statues of Buddha, which are engraved in...
  • Well worth a visit
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.10.20
    The site opens at 6 a.m and we went early morning. Very few people around and lovely and tranquil on a crisp autumn morning. We took just over one hour at an easy pace to see all but one of the...
  • Great drive from Oita to Usuki
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.08.01
    Quiet spot to see old Buddha statues from hundreds of years ago. Area and statues have been kept in great condition for all to visit and enjoy. Peaceful and spiritual place. Locals come here to...

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