Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Sights

Shoho-ji (Shoho Temple)

  • 8 Daibutsu-cho Map It
  • Gifu
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

This small temple is rather run-down, but it houses Japan's third-largest Buddha, which you can often view with no other visitors in sight. 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.

Sight Information

Address:

8 Daibutsu-cho, Gifu, 500-8018, Japan

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Phone:

058-264–2760

Sight Details:

  • ¥200
  • Daily 9–5

Published 12/10/2015

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