About the Big Buddha in Aomori
The Big Buddha in Aomori is a massive Buddha statue located within Aomori Prefecture’s Seiryu Temple. It was constructed in 1984. The Buddha itself is made of bronze and there are ornaments on the arms, head, and chest. The construction of both hands is special as well, as along with the ornaments they demonstrate an image of Dainichi Nyorai. It is among Japan’s largest seated Buddhist images standing at a height of 21.35 meters, which is even higher than the famous Great Buddha of Nara. It is also possible to actually go inside of the Buddha statue.
On the outer corridor of the first floor and the inner part of the Buddha there is a depiction of the Buddhist afterlife including both paradise and hell. On the second floor there is a memorial for those who have died in wars.
Using public transit, from Aomori Station take the municipal bus headed for the Showa Daibutsu, and you get off at the last stop on that line you will be at the statue. You can also take the municipal bus bound for Kuwahara, and if you get off at the last stop of this bus line you can walk to the statue in about 10 minutes. If you are visiting by car, from Aomori Station it is about a 20 minute drive. From Aomori Airport – Shinkansen Shin-Aomori Station it is about 30 minutes.
Image Gallery: Big Buddha in Aomori / Aomori Showa Daibutsu
Description: Big Buddha in Aomori / Aomori Showa Daibutsu
|Sights||Big Buddha in Aomori / Aomori Showa Daibutsu (昭和大仏)|
Yamazaki-45-2 Kuwabara Aomori-shi, Aomori-ken 030-0935
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 017-726-2312|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 400yen|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)|
Map: Big Buddha in Aomori / Aomori Showa Daibutsu