If you think the Statue of Liberty is big, you will be amazed at how big the Ushiku Daibutsu is. It is located in Ibaraki prefecture in Japan. The name means “Great Buddha in Ushiku.” There are other big Buddha statues in Japan but this one is probably the biggest one made of bronze. And maybe not just in Japan but in the whole world. It stands at 394 feet from the base to the top of the head. It is bronze plated and is located outdoors. People also call it Ushiku Arcadia.
If you think you will just stare at the statue and not do anything else, you are wrong because this gigantic estate has rooms inside. It has four floors and you can go to each floor using an elevator. One of them is full of windows, which serves as an observation deck.
Even before entering the structure, you will be amazed at the beautiful scenery of flowers, plants, and a clear pond full of different kinds of fish.
When you enter the first floor there is a big cauldron of incense, and on that spot, a single shaft of light shines form above, providing a tranquil setting.
The second floor is more of a room that they built as a study. The third floor is filled with 3000 small Buddha statues.
And finally, the fourth floor is the observation deck where you can see the view outside through the several widows.
After Ushiku Daibutsu, you will surely feel relaxed experiencing the beauty, peace, and serenity in one place.