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 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 $B
The last days of Buddha teachings (Wikipedia )
A primitive forest of Mount Takasakiyama
Hibikibashi suspension bridge is not too far from Byakue-kannon.
$B!!(BA railway heritage, Usui Pass
$B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!\(BKaruizawa in autumn
$B!z(BThis Web site is link-free. .
This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written and a photography was taken in May 2017, by Junhaku
Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.