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Address: 3-9-1 Odairacho, Kamaishi 026-0002, Iwate Prefecture
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Spectacular Oceanside location worth the walk

You can get to the Diakannon walking about 40 minutes from the entire of Kamaishi. Taxi or bus alternatives exist. The Daikannon is located on a spectacular headland looking back... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
Tony J
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Hazelbrook, Australia

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Hazelbrook, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

You can get to the Diakannon walking about 40 minutes from the entire of Kamaishi. Taxi or bus alternatives exist. The Daikannon is located on a spectacular headland looking back to Kamaishi and around to small bay villages. From here it is impossible not to visualise the tsunami rolling in to this beautiful place. The Daikannon has an amazing array... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Take a train from Shin-hanamaki to kamaishi station takes about 80 min. Once at kamaishi JR station take a bus just in front to the "kuan yin"bus stop.cost 100 yen. Approx 15min.i have attached a bus schedule to help travellers plan. Almost half a day will be spend .you can climb up the goddess of mercy statue. This is about... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

First, this is the 'Daikannon', 'dai' meaning big or large in Japanese, because it is indeed a large statue. This might be one of very few tourist attractions in this steel and fishing town on the Sanriku coast. The Kannon sits on top of a hill overlooking the harbor. There is an escalator that takes you up most of the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

I am 100% sure of this because the unique thing about this towering white Kannon statue is it's located on a bluff several hundred feet above the coast, so it survived the tsunami. There is a panoramic view of the ocean, and the premises are pristine and spotless. The entrance to the attraction is hard to find; it's located in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

The Dai-Kannon of Kamaishi has stood high atop a hill overlooking Kamaishi Harbor since 1970. She's huge--48.5 meters tall--and visitors can climb up and step out onto a viewing platform cradled in her arms. Her plinth is basically a temple, containing a number of historical carvings. Also on the site is a small museum containing a number of ancient but... More 

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