The Great Buddha of Takaoka

The Great Buddha of Takaoka, located in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, is said to be one of Japan’s three largest Buddhas, along with the Todaiji Temple’s Great Buddha of Nara, and the Great Buddha of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture. Takaoka City is Japan’s largest copperware producer, and the symbolic Great Buddha was created using the city’s famed copperware manufacturing technology. It was completed in 1907 after 26 years of work, and is dubbed “The most beautiful man in Japan” because of its excellent workmanship.

Life / Culture
Price Free
Publication time Opening Hours 6:00-18:00 (Corridor under the pedestal of the Great Buddha).Open every day
Contact address 11-29 Otemachi, Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture 10 minutes’ walk from Toyama Railway Ainokaze Takaoka Station