Last updated: December 21, 2020
Look over Takasaki from the shoulders of a deity
This impressive, towering statue of the Goddess of Mercy is a well-known symbol of Takasaki.
You can walk up 146 steps inside the statue, climbing nine levels to its shoulders, where you will be greeted with views across Takasaki.
The statue is within the grounds of Jigenin Temple. People pray to the 20 enshrined Buddhas placed within it.
The statue is most beautiful in spring, when cherry blossoms from the surrounding temple gardens frame it, and in autumn, when the garden's maple trees turn red and yellow.
Byakue Dai-Kannon is 41.8 meters tall and weighs nearly 6,000 tons.
2710-1 Ishihara-machi, Takasaki (Map)
About 20 minutes by bus from Takasaki Station
About 25 minutes by car from Takasaki IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closes at 4:30 p.m. November to March)
300 yen (100 yen for children)
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