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Kumano Magaibutsu, Bungotakada

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Historic Site · Landmark
Kumano magaibutsu (熊野磨崖仏) is a group of relief sculptures of the late Heian or early Kamakura period in Bungotakada, Ōita Prefecture, Japan. The image of Fudō Myōō measures 8.07 m and that of Dainichi Nyorai 6.82 m. The carvings are an Important Cultural Property and the area has been designated an Historic Site.
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  • Following Fukiji-oodou we visited Kumano-magaibutsu (stone Buddhist statues carved on rock) not far away. These statues date back to the late Heian period, probably 11th to 12th century, and is the.....  more »
  • A steep climb in the forest leads you to interesting carvings. Not recommended for older people, or those with cardiac or ankle issues.  more »
  • The upper part of the staircase is like a random stone pile up, which is a little hard to climb up. You should get a walking pole at the entrance.
  • Buddhas in the cliff face. A unique and stunning place, with an enjoyable walk up to the top

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