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Shoho-ji (Shoho Temple)

Shoho-ji (Shoho Temple) Review

This temple is rather run-down, but it houses Japan's third-largest Buddha. This imposing incarnation of Shaka Nyorai (Great Buddha) is 45 feet tall and constructed of pasted-together paper sutra (prayers) coated with clay and stucco and then lacquered and gilded; it took 38 years to complete. From Gifu Park, walk two blocks south.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Daibutsu-cho, Gifu, 500-8018 | Map It
  • Phone: 058/264–2760
  • Cost: ¥200
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Location: Gifu
Updated: 09-20-2013

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