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Daishiyama Seidaiji Temple Echizen Daibutsu (Great Buddha)

Japan, 1-1 Katase 50, Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture 911-0811

The model of the Great Buddha is a sitting statue in the Longmen Grottoes on the outskirts of Luoyang City, Henan Province, China, the roots of Buddhism, and is 17 meters tall. It is larger than the Great Buddha of Nara (16.2 meters in literature, 14.98 meters in actual measurement). Furthermore, the halo is 23 meters, and the 2-meter stone base and the 3-meter lotus base overlap, so the total height is 28 meters. While the Nara Daibutsu is stocky, the Echizen Daibutsu has a smart and calm face and neck. Made of copper with a total weight of 200 tons of copper. In addition, 1,281 stone Buddhas and gold Buddhas are enshrined on the three walls on the left, right, and behind the Great Buddha. enshrined as a Buddha.

Business Time
  • Monday:  8:00~17:00
  • Tuesday:  8:00~17:00
  • Wednesday:  8:00~17:00
  • Thursday:  8:00~17:00
  • Friday:  8:00~17:00
  • Saturday:  8:00~17:00
  • Sunday:  8:00~17:00
Telephone number 0779-87-3300
  • ◆Access by car: Exit the Hokuriku Expressway Fukui Kita JCT and enter the Chubu Jukan Expressway and drive for 10 minutes from Katsuyama IC ◆Access by train/bus: Use the Echizen Railway "Katsuyama Eiheiji Line" from JR Fukui Station to the final stop Get off at Katsuyama Station (about 55 minutes) 5 minutes by taxi or 10 minutes by bus from the station
Language 日本語
Other Visiting hours are shortened in winter (visiting hours 9:00-16:00, last admission 15:30) Please note that the five-storied pagoda closes at around 16:00.
Last Update : 2023.05.23   Katsuyama DMO

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