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Narita Layover Tour
"Narita-san Shinsho Temple is the best sightseeing spot where over 10 million people visit in a year.This tour starts from Omotesando where the distance between JR Narita station or Keisei Line Narita station and the main gate of Narita-san Shinsho Temple is 800 meters. Along Omotesando there are around 170 spots such as eel restaurants which have welcomed tourists since Edo era wooden inns which has an atmosphere of the town in Edo era the shops to sell hand-made Narita Special rice crackers Teppo-zuke of Uri Yo-kan
From JPY8,125.00
 
Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour
"Meet your informative guide at Kaminarimon or the nearby Asakusa Station to board the traditional rickshaw a two-passenger wagon pulled by your guide. Tokyo can be overwhelming with a many great interesting sites spread throughout the city. A rickshaw ride with a local guide is the best way to see many essential spots quickly and learn about them without having your face buried in a guidebook. Tour is customizable so discuss possible routes with your guide. Here are four options for Tokyo rickshaw routes.Click on “View Additional Info” for the rickshaw meeting location.""""Climb aboard a traditional Japanese rickshaw for an unforgettable view of the Asakusa district in Tokyo. Your knowledgeable guide will steer you to some of Tokyo’s many iconic sites
From JPY4,500.00
 
Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour
"Meet your informative guide at Kaminarimon or the nearby Asakusa Station to board the traditional rickshaw a two-passenger wagon pulled by your guide. Tokyo can be overwhelming with a many great interesting sites spread throughout the city. A rickshaw ride with a local guide is the best way to see many essential spots quickly and learn about them without having your face buried in a guidebook. Tour is customizable so discuss possible routes with your guide. Here are four options for Tokyo rickshaw routes.Click on “View Additional Info” for the rickshaw meeting location.""""Climb aboard a traditional Japanese rickshaw for an unforgettable view of the Asakusa district in Tokyo. Your knowledgeable guide will steer you to some of Tokyo’s many iconic sites
From JPY4,500.00

More Things to Do in Ushiku

You can't miss the 1st Floor!

I just found out that I did my tips backwards. Do you know why? Because you don't really go to the first floor first. How did that happen?The guided tour goes to the fifth floor first and then you go...
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008

Go to the 2nd Floor of the Ushiku Daibutsu!

Take the stairs going down to the second floor of the Ushiku Daibutsu. You are no longer on the head of the Buddha but actually in the body of the Buddha. Taking the stairs is better because you see...
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008

Go to 3rd Floor (World of the Lotus Santuary)

The world of the Lotus Sanctuary represents the Pure Land. It is the golden world that surrounded the approximately 3, 300 images of Buddha.In here, they accept offer to hold a memorial service for...
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008

The bigger the Buddha, the bigger the donation!

The local residents donated the golden buddhas inside the Ushiku Buddha. If you look closer at the buddhas, the names of the donors are etched on a plate including how much they have donated. The...
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008

Visit the Ushiku Buddha garden

The Ushiku Buddha garden is beautiful. There are different well manicured garden with bonsai, bamboos and other trees. My sister told me that in Spring time, the garden is filled with flowers....
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008

The Buddha's toe is taller than me!

Imagine how tall the Ushiku Buddha is. It is taller than the Empire State building. Then, imagine, how big his toe is!One of the toes of Buddha is inside the building on display so people can see how...
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008
 
 
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Make a donation and make a wish!

As we walked past the pictures of how the Ushiku Buddha was made, there is a place where you can write down your wish. Then you hang this paper of your wish. It is said that your wish will come true!I...
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008

Go to 4-5th floors (80-85 meters high

The room of Mt. Grdharakuta. Mt. Grdharkuta is a name of the Indian place remebered in conneciton with Buddha. There are windows at every four direcitons. You can look out East, West, South and North ...
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008

Please remove your shoes before you enter!

Before you enter any holy ground, make sure to remove your shoes to show respect and reverence to the place. There are plastic bags hanging in-front of the building of the Ushiku Buddha especially...
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008

Hit the gong before you enter the place

When you are in Rome, do what the Romans do! Yes, this saying applies here at the Ushiku's Buddha. We were told to hit the gong first before we enter. So, that's what we did. I have to count six steps...
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008

See how they built the Buddha

You have to slow down on your way to the top of the Buddha. There are so many black and white pictures set up in series that depict the construction of the Buddha. There are pictures of how the...
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joiwatani
Dec 21, 2008

Dog-friendly Property

I've taken my dog to Chateau twice. The first time was on a rainy "hanami" Sunday(cherry blossom viewing season). Even though it was raining, the propery was full of visitors and there were some...
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torototammy
Apr 15, 2004

Chateau Kamiya

As I mentioned on my intro, It used to be a winery. They no longer produce wine here but you can still enjoy yourself here. In the property, there are 3 restraunts, a cafe, a wine celler , a souvenir...
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torototammy
Apr 15, 2004

you must see it

Actually it should be included into the must-see-activities of Tsukuba... but maybe it deserves its own page. That is a nice excuse to make an excuse of a page. Anyway, every person coming to Tsukuba...
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solo_mc
Oct 01, 2003

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"The Tallest Buddha in the world!"
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"Utsukushiku Ushiku (Dedicated to my VTFriend G_G)"
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"Neighboring City On Tsukuba"
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