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Kumano Magaibutsu

Tashibu Hirano, Bungotakada 879-0853, Oita Prefecture
+81 978-26-2070
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It certainly is worth the climb to see these statues carved on rocks

Following Fukiji-oodou we visited Kumano-magaibutsu (stone Buddhist statues carved on rock) not... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
tomizuta1953
,
Funabashi, Japan
Largest Buddhist relief carvings in Japan

A steep climb in the forest leads you to interesting carvings. Not recommended for older people, or... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Lam N
,
Singapore, Singapore
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Tashibu Hirano, Bungotakada 879-0853, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Following Fukiji-oodou we visited Kumano-magaibutsu (stone Buddhist statues carved on rock) not far away. These statues date back to the late Heian period, probably 11th to 12th century, and is the largest of the numerous stone statues in the Kunisaki Peninsular. There are two statues...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

A steep climb in the forest leads you to interesting carvings. Not recommended for older people, or those with cardiac or ankle issues.

Thank Lam N
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

There are only two statues, and the venue is not that easy to reach. A small road leads you through nature, one needs a (rental) car or organised bus trip. At the modest temple one buys the entrance ticket. The wel maintained gravel path leads...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The stone Buddhas are set in beautiful forest area. The walk up is not long, but the second part can be quite slippery, hang on to the hand rail.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

After Maki Odo our tour went to Kumano Magaibutsu, five kilometers to the south. This bus tour allowed us to see the various sites on the Kunisaki Peninsula that we otherwise could not easily have visited on our own. Here the guide did not accompany...More

3  Thank hfot2
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