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Bodhisattva Kannon (Kuan Yin) of Tazawako, Akita Prefecture
Kannon North of Mt Fuji
Kyoto, Ryozan Kannon
Wang Kannon / Tokyo Wan Kannon    Chiba Prefecture
Heiwa Kannon
Kamaishidai Kannon       Iwate Prefecture
Ofuna White-Robed Kannon
Kannonyama in Takasaki   Gunma Prefecture
Kannon Aizu Jibo Dai   Fukushima
Dai Kannon of Sendai  
Torii Kannon  

Chiba - Wang Kannon or also Tokyo Wan Kannon

Found it by accident as it was viewable from a great distance.
Height: 56 meters/183.7 feet, Completed: 1961
It was erected in memory of the war dead by a private donor. You can actually go inside the statue (for a fee). Along the 314 steps up to a view point, lots of statues and pictures are on display.

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Heiwa Kannon

27 meters high statue designed by Asajiro Hida made of Oya stone. It was built as a memorial for soldiers who had died during WWII and for world peace.

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Fukushima - Aizu Jibo Dai-Kannon

The Kannon overlooks a great view of the surroundings and a city I cannot name. The grounds offer the visitors a nice stroll for like minimum 40 minutes passing a small waterfall leading into a pond with fish and a red bridge. A small shop is offering tea and something to eat overlooking the gardens. For 100 Yen you can grap fish food to feed it to the hungry fish. Get ready to get wet!
A visit is highly recommended!

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Ofuna White Robed Kannon

29,39 meters high, started to built in 1934 but construction had to be put on hold due to the second world war. Construction was then completed in 1961. They even used parts of stones from ground zero at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to commemorates the souls of those who died in the atomic bomb attacks and prays for permanent world peace. A festival is hold at the temple in September.
Parken kann man nur auf dem zu bezahlendem Parkplatz nahe der Kannon und westlich von der Ofuna Station:
You can only park at a pay parking lot along the street just before the hill where the temple is and west of the Ofuna station:
Vom Parkplatz aus läuft man links Richtung Hügel. Zuerst kommt am Hügel eine Treppe (Privat!!) an der man noch vorbeiläuft. An der nächsten Gelegenheit läuft man links in einen Weg rein. Man sieht dann schon gleich links eine japanische Lampe die den Weg nach oben zum Tempel zeigt.
From parking walk left and pass the first steps at the hill. At the next opportunity walk left and soon you will see a japanese lamp showing the way up the hill to the temple.

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Flame of the Atomic Bomb - the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima brought death to hundreds of thousands of citizens. The flame taken than conflagration, burning in “deep-seared pain in memory“of those who were killed, has been kept burning at Hoshino-mure Village in Fukuoka Prefecture. This flame was lit from that flame and is placed here as a symbol of our yearning for lasuing peace. To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaka August 6 and 9, 1945.

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Kannon Takasaki Kannonyama

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Dai Kannon of Sendai

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Kyoto Ryozen Kannon Temple

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Torii Kannon, Naguri Hanno

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Kannon North of Mt Fuji

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with the view of Mt Fuji
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Bodhisattva Kannon (Kuan Yin) of Tazawako
Akita Prefecture

Höhe/Height 35 Meter

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Kamaishidai Kannon, Iwate Prefecture

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