In Aomori, traveling by foot can be very time consuming as public transportation or access to certain attraction spots are limited. However, there are still many attraction spots to visit on foot easily during your visit here.
Contrary to many seated Buddha statues, the Ushiku Buddha statue stands at a marvelous height of 120 metres, with a 10 metres base and 10 metres lotus platform. What you see in pictures are nothing compared to what meets the naked eye.
Toganji is a Buddhist temple situated in Motoyama area of Nagoya. Not so far from the Motoyama subway station, we could see the huge Buddha statue head over the trees as we walk for about 5 minutes. Unlike other places, it is not at all crowded with tourists. The entire temple area is always quiet.
The “living Buddhas,” or sokushinbutsu as they are known in Japanese, differ from the more well-known mummies of Egypt in that they self-mummified while still alive.
A stroll through Mt. Atago in Kyoto gives travelers a refreshing and relaxing stroll through spectacular nature and the Japanese spiritual mindset.
Here is the center of Rokugo Manzan, where Buddhism and Shintoism intertwined, blending along with local mountain worshipers and creating its own unique religious culture.
The religion Buddhism has deep roots in Japanese culture beginning thousands of years ago. Present day, Japan is now the home of some of the most famous Buddha statues in the world. They are often referred to as "Daibutsu" meaning giant or grand Buddha. Aichi prefecture has some magnificent Daibutsu's which are less known to people but worth visiting.
The Daibutsu (Great Buddha / 大仏) of Japan rank among the oldest, largest and most impressive in the world. Unbeknownst to most people there’s a very impressive Daibutsu statue in Japan’s capital.
Being exposed to Buddhism in Japan has certainly opened my eyes to just how religiously observant Japanese people actually are.
For the first time since their creation in the Heian period (794-1192), the twenty Buddhist statues that have been preserved at Rakuyaji Temple (Koka City, Shiga Prefecture) were displayed to the public at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno in an exhibit titled The Secret Buddha of Rakuyaji. The statues at the Hidden Buddha of Rakuyaji exhibit at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno were truly an experience that someone outside of a religious field would normally be unable to experience.