Takaoka Daibutsu 高岡大仏

One of the most beautiful bronze Buddhas in Japan

The Takaoka Daibutsu is a 16-meter-tall bronze statue of Amithaba Buddha at Daibutsuji Temple, in Takaoka City. The statue depicts the Buddha of Infinite Light in a seated position with his hands held in a meditative pose. It was completed in the early twentieth century after 26 years of work. 

The current bronze Buddha is the latest in a succession of statues that have stood on Daibutsuji’s grounds. Its previous iterations were made of wood, with the first believed to have been built 800 years ago.

Visitors can enter the pedestal upon which the Buddha sits, to see displays of Buddhist paintings and the wooden head of one of the former statues. The Takaoka Daibutsu exemplifies the metalworking techniques that Takaoka is famous for, and the splendid workmanship has earned this Buddha a reputation as one of the most beautiful bronze Buddhas in Japan.

Takaoka / Himi / Imizu


Address 933-0039 富山県高岡市大手町11-29
Telephone Number 0766-23-9156
Opening Times 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Open every day
Prices Donation
Car Park • Parking for 12 cars (2 buses)
• Cost of parking: Free
Getting There • About 3 minutes on foot from the Manyo Line Sakashitacho tram stop
• About 10 minutes by car from JR Shin-Takaoka Station
• About 10 minutes on foot from Ainokaze Toyama Railway Takaoka Station
• About 10 minutes by car from Takaoka IC on the Noetsu Expressway
• About 20 minutes by car from Hokuriku Expressway Takaoka Tonami Smart IC
Website http://www.takaokadaibutsu.xyz/
Notes • Designated Cultural Property of Takaoka City

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