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A huge Buddhist statue in Mount Kannonyama, Takasaki




A huge Buddhist stature, Byakue-Kannon ( white-robed Kannon ) on the top of Mount Kannonyama


This Kannon statue is tall with the height of 41.8 meters and the weight of 6,000 tons. Since it was built in 1936,
the great statue has been popular among citizens as the symbol of Takasaki. Visitors can walk inside the statue up to
the height of its shoulder.


Takasaki Station


Takasaki has a population of about 380,000 concentrated around the main station, which is connected to Tokyo
via the Joetsu Shinkansen or Shonen-Shinjuku line. When you take a shinkansen line from Tokyo Station, it may take
one hour-ride. From Shinjuku Station, it is wise to take the Shonan-Shinjuku Line to Takasaki. It takes two hours.
There are buses to Mount Kannonyam from the railway station.


(L) A guide map of Kannonnyama area (R) An approach way to Bakue-Kannon

Various flowers decorate the roadside.

An inside admission ticket

(L) Buddha 釈迦如来 and Hayagriva 馬頭観音 (R) Wisteria is bloomed at the base of Byakue-Kannon.

The last days of Buddha teachings (Wikipedia )

Byakue-kannon complex

A primitive forest of Mount Takasakiyama


Hibikibashi suspension bridge is not too far from Byakue-kannon.


 A railway heritage, Usui Pass
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            +Karuizawa in autumn



 
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The article was written and a photography was taken in May 2017, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.




Domestic Travel in Japan


Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.

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