Kumano Magaibutsu

Recommended
These two massive Buddhas carved out of the cliff face during the Heian period (794-1185) are listed National cultural treasures. The site is reached along a steep stone path that can be a bit precarious, but which offers magnificent views. To the left, standing at over 8m/26ft, Fudo-Myo, the god of fire, offers us a shy smile, while next to him, the cosmic Buddha Dainichi Nyorai, 7m/22ft high, is rather more serious. Further up the trail stands a small wooden temple.

Useful information

Address:

Bungotakada

Price:

300 ¥

Opening hours

Apr-Oct 8am-5pm; Nov-Mar 8am-4.30pm

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