We are traveling in Japan hitting up Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Two hours from Tokyo we went to Daibutsu to see one of the biggest Buddha of Japan carved in the mountains. It was off the beaten path and had very few tourists. Just a warning, the climb is quite steep and going up to see the biggest Buddha is quite long and is the steepest uphill climb of all. Overall, I’d say the climb would take more than 2 hours.
It is worth a whole day trip. If you’re in Japan, go off the beaten path to Nihonji Buddha.
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