Echizen Daibutsu

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Photo: Takako Sakamoto

At a height of 17m the Echizen Daibutsu (越前大仏) is the tallest Buddha statue in a sitting position.

Overview

Address

50-1-1 Katase, Katsuyama, Fukui (Directions)

Hours

8:00 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 17:00
Thursday 8:00 - 17:00
Friday 8:00 - 17:00
Saturday 8:00 - 17:00
Sunday 8:00 - 17:00
Holidays 8:00 - 17:00

Phone Number

0779-87-3300

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