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Takasakibyakue Daikannon

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Address: 2710-1 Ishiharamachi, Takasaki 370-0864 , Gunma Prefecture
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An amazing find that needs 2+ hrs

This is a 25 min ride from Takasaki train station Bus No. 8 from the west exit (200 Yen per person each way). I posted a picture of the information (includes outbound and return... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
Tracy, California
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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place to walk around for about an hour. We went at the end of the Sakura season. Still very pretty and we saw Sakura petals all over the floor! Not crowded at all either ! The buses there are really infrequent and when our train stopped at the station en route to Tokyo from kusatsu onsen, the bus schedule... More 

Thank Shirin S
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

When you enter the city of Takasaki, you can see this magnificent site as iconic for this humble city. Made for the buddhist goddess of mercy Kannon, this statue stands high on its mountain. When I lived in Takasaki, I would visit this place often and make it a stop for visitors in the area. The temple and grounds around... More 

Thank Felice R
Tracy, California
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a 25 min ride from Takasaki train station Bus No. 8 from the west exit (200 Yen per person each way). I posted a picture of the information (includes outbound and return bus times) that I received from the tourist information which is right across from the exit from the station. So I had planned to see 3... More 

2 Thank Pugwash1968
Paris, France
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Nice view with an impressive Buddha statue you can climb 136 stairs to enjoy a nice view of the area. Must be even more beautiful in Autumn.

1 Thank Luxiah
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40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

I found Takasaki in general a bit hard to get around since there weren’t many buses, but luckily the drivers are nice and will show you when to get off. Finding your way to the statue is easy because it stands out. There was a spider on the vending machine at the temple, so I had to be careful not... More 

3 Thank Peter T
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is one of the sights to see in Takasaki town, especially so if you are a believer of KwanIm or the Heart Sutra. The surrounding has a lot of beautiful greenery, so during the right autumn months it would be in full colours. You need to drive up here or be prepare with good walking boots to get here.... More 

Thank PHLim_SG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

It has been raining for a few days but it did not stop us from coming here. We took a bus from Takasaki bus station and the bus ride takes 25 minutes. The temple was really peaceful and not crowded during week days. The statue is around 8 floor up and you can walk up with a small fee. It... More 

1 Thank Wong J
Tokyo, Japan
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I had no idea you could actually walk up to the top of the Kannon statue! There are interesting things to see on your way up!

1 Thank Natasha D
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is a great place I've visited many times. In fact I proposed to my wife on the rope bridge just South of the Kannon Statue. There is a small walking course that is easy and fun for all ages. There are some cats lounging around the area sometimes, an owl you can take your picture with, I assume for... More 

1 Thank SeattlePostlewait
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Walked from the center of town and it was a long (8 km) walk in hot sun, but very worthwhile. There is a park like area when you get there before ascending steps up to the statue. If you buy tickets along the way they are only $5 to go inside the statue. Cement steps inside the statue and no... More 

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