Sado Daikannon Showaden

Marvel at the world's largest wooden Buddha statue

A group of Buddha statues, numbering over 220, is installed in one corner of the Nakaoku area. The main image of Buddha is the Eleven-Headed Kannon Bosatsu a.k.a. Sado Daikannon (Ekadaśamukha), which was erected in 1970, and initiated by Ryukai Yamaguchi, the 24th generation of head priests at Ishina Seisuiji Temple. This huge statue, more than seven metres tall, is made from the single trunk of a Japanese cypress tree over 2,200 years old. It is said that this is the world's largest wooden Buddha statue.

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Address
3473 Aza Kurofuji Otsu, Nakaoku, Sado, Niigata 952-1211
Contact Information
Hanazen Ltd.:0259-63-4422
Official site
Web URL
Admissions
Adults: 500 JPY / elementary schoolers: 200 JPY / group discounts available (20 or more people)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 40 by car
Parking
Car:30, Bus:6
Note
When visiting, please contact Hanazen (0259-63-4422).