Perched on a cliff in the woods, Usuki Sekibutsu features a series of 12th-century Buddha statues carved out of soft volcanic stones, and provides a magnificent spot to ponder and look out over vast farmlands below. A walk on the paved trail leading around these well-preserved stone Buddhas, divided into four clusters, takes about 30 minutes. During festival time, the complex lights up with lanterns while local dancers perform to the beat of taiko drummers. You can reach the site by taking a 20-minute bus ride from Usuki railway station. PutUsuki Sekibutsu into our Usuki online trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Usuki Sekibutsu reviews
It is definitely worth visiting, or I rather say it is worth traveling to Kyushu to visit Usuki Stone Buddha. There are four different areas, you can see many statues of Buddha, which are engraved in.... more »
The site opens at 6 a.m and we went early morning. Very few people around and lovely and tranquil on a crisp autumn morning. We took just over one hour at an easy pace to see all but one of the... more »
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