Hokkaido Trip 2020 - Day 1/01
The Hill of Buddha (in Japanese: 頭大仏 Atama Daibutsu) is a Buddhist monument created by the renowned Japanese architect Andō Tadao (安藤 忠雄, ~ 13 Sep 1941) located at Makomanai Takino Cemetery (真駒内滝野霊園) in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The Buddha statue is 13.5 meters tall and encircled by an artificial concrete hill with over 100,000 lavender plants. The head of the Buddha protrudes from the "crater mound" on top of the hill.
Check out the video:
Some photos taken today:
Public transportation to the cemetery is a little complicated. From Sapporo Station take Namboku Line to Makomanai Station (まこまないえき, ~18 minutes, 10 stops). From Makomanai take bus No.106 and get off at Ashiribetsunotaki, it's a 20-minute walk to Makomanai Takino Cemetery. I rented a car which I recommend to get around in Hokkaido.