Kamagaya Great Buddha

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Kamagaya Great Buddha
Japanese: 鎌ヶ谷大仏
Kamagaya-daibutsu.jpg
Kamagaya Great Buddha is located in Chiba Prefecture
Kamagaya Great Buddha
Kamagaya Great Buddha
Year 1776
Type Statue
Dimensions 2.3 m (7.5 ft) high
Location Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates 35°45′32″N 140°00′48″E / 35.758985°N 140.0132713°E / 35.758985; 140.0132713Coordinates: 35°45′32″N 140°00′48″E / 35.758985°N 140.0132713°E / 35.758985; 140.0132713

The Kamagaya Great Buddha (鎌ヶ谷大仏, Kamagaya Daibutsu) is the smallest Daibutsu (Buddhist statue) in Japan.[1] It was completed in November 1776 and is located in Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture.[1]

Measurements[edit]

  • Total Height: 2.3 metres (7.5 ft)[1]
    • Height of Statue: 1.8 metres (5.9 ft)[1]
    • Height of Base: 0.5 metres (1.6 ft)[1]

Access[edit]

From Funabashi Station, board a bus towards Kamagaya-Daibutsu via Futawamichi (or board one towards Kamagaya-Daibutsu via Misaki Station). Alight at "Kamagaya-Daibutsu", the final stop.

The nearest train station is Kamagaya-Daibutsu Station (Shin-Keisei Line). It takes approximately 24 minutes from Matsudo Station, 17 minutes from Shin-Tsudanuma Station and 21 minutes from Keisei-Tsudanuma Station.

It is approximately one minute's walk from the Kamagaya-Daibutsu Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Kamagaya Great Buddha". Yokoso! Japan. English & Japanese. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 

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