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Great Buddha/DAIBUTSU & Kannon

Daibutsu (大仏; kyūjitai 大佛?) or 'giant Buddha' is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known those of Tōdai-ji in Nara (752) and Kōtoku-in in Kamakura (c.1252), both National Treasures. (Wikipedia)
Index of the ones I know of and visited or hoping to visit in the near future


Buddhist Temple Otakehara Imozawa, Aoba Ward, SendaiArea
Chiba Prefecture, The Daibutsu of Nihon-ji at Nokogiriyama
Echizen Great Buddha
Enpukuji Temple, Choshi
Hirazumi/Iwate Prefecture, Ganmen Great Buddha
Ibaraki, Ushiku Great Buddha     1 1/2 hours drive North of Tokyo    the tallest one in Japan
Kamagaya/Chiba Prefecture, Kamagaya Great Buddha
Kamakura Great Buddha       an hour drive south of Tokyo
Nisonbutsu, Asakasa/Tokyo
Buddha,  Asakasa/Tokyo
Seiryu-ji, Aomori, Showa Daibutsu   April 2014
Shoho-ji, Gifu/Gifu Prefecture, Gifu Great Buddha
Takaok/Toyama Prefecture, Great Buddha of Takaoka
Todai-ji, Great Buddha of Nara
Ushiku Amida Nyorai

Bodhisattva Kannon (Kuan Yin) of Tazawako, Akita Prefecture   April 2014
Heiwa Kannon
Kannon Kamaishidai   Iwate Prefecture   upload June , 2014
Kyoto, Ryozan Kannon
Wang Kannon / Tokyo Wan Kannon    Chiba Prefecture
Hyaku Shaku Kannon
Ofuna White-Robed Kannon
Kannon in Odawara
Kannonyama in Takasaki   Gunma Prefecture
Kannon Aizu Jibo Dai   Fukushima
Dai Kannon of Sendai    September 2013
Torii Kannon   in Saitama Prefecture not far from Tokyo
Yamanashida    upload August 4, 2014
Kannon North of Mt Fuji


Chiyoda / Tokyo

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Akasaka / Tokyo
Jourenji Temple

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Hase - Kamakura

The second largest bronze Buddha statue in Japan
Rechts am Buddha führt eine enge Treppe in das Innere der Statue. / A staircase right at the Buddha is leading inside.

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Buddhist Temple Otakehara Imozawa, Aoba Ward, SendaiArea

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Chiba - The Daibutsu of Nihon-ji at Nokogiriyama

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Ushiku Amida Nyorai

Big free parking lot in front of the park. The park with the Great Buddha in the middle offers a nice blooming garden mostly in September/October, a petting zoo with mostly rabbits and pigs and a show with 2 apes. If you buy an adult ticket for 800 Yen, you get access to the whole (small) park including going inside the buddha (lot of things on display/eleavtor use included)
Going inside the Buddha - you have to take off your shoes before entering the elevator. Plastic bags are provided.

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Showa Daibutsu Aomori

1984 aus Bronze gebaut, 21,35 Meter hoch

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Enpukuji Temple Choshi

Iinuma Kannon or also called Enpukuji is the 27th Temple in series of 33 in the Bando Pilgrimage and its principle deity is Juichimen Kanzeon Bosatsu. The downtown and shopping district of Choshi were originally formed around the Temple and have flourished as a temple town. In 2009, a five-story pagoda was newly erected in the precinct of the temple.

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Todai-ji, Great Buddha of Nara

Todaiji (東大寺, Tōdaiji, "Great Eastern Temple"). The temple was constructed in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan and grew so powerful that the capital
was moved from Nara to Nagaoka in 784 in order to lower the temple's influence on government affairs. Todaiji's main hall, the Daibutsuden (Big Buddha Hall) is the world's largest wooden
building, despite the fact that the present reconstruction of 1692 is only two thirds of the original temple hall's size. The massive building houses one of Japan's largest bronze statues of
Buddha (Daibutsu). The 15 meters tall, seated Buddha represents Vairocana and is flanked by two Bodhisattvas.

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