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Updated:December 7, 2020

Jorakuzan Mantokuji Temple

History and Culture

 

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 Summary

This massive reclining Buddha on a hill overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Izu Islands. This is a representation of Buddha's last appearance. This statue was a 22-year project of a Buddhist nun, finally being completed in 1982.
This Gandhara style statue is 16 m long, 3.75 m high, weighs 30 tons, and is one of the largest bronze reclining Nirvana Buddha statues in the world.

 Helpful Tips

Instructions for prayer:
Stand in front of the statue and join your hands, walk clockwise around the statue three times, then touch the crest on the bottom of the statue’s foot and pray.

General Information

Location Name  Jorakuzan Mantokuji Temple
Address  1571 Sunomiya, Tateyama City, Chiba
Hours & Admission  9:00-17:00 (Winter: until 16:00)
Admission Fees  Adults: 500 yen, Students: 400 yen, Elementary and Junior High Students: 100 yen, 65 and over: 400 yen
Parking Available

 Access & Directions

By Car  25 minutes from Futtsu Tateyama Road・ Tomiura IC
Public Transportation  From the JR Uchibo Line Tateyama Station, take the JR bus bound for Awa Shirahama. 5-minute walk from the bus stop "Awa Kobe."

 

Contact Information

Facility Name  Jorakuzan Mantokuji Temple
Other Information  0470-28-2013