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
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 »
Quiet spot to see old Buddha statues from hundreds of years ago. Area and statues have been kept in great condition for all to visit and enjoy. Peaceful and spiritual place. Locals come here to... more »
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