Usuki Sekibutsu (National Treasure)
It is told that the statues were built around late Heian period to Kamakura period (8–12th centuries). With its scale and number, and also with its high quality, it is a group of stone Buddha representing Japan. There are over 60 statues, and 59 of those are national treasures. In June and July, you can enjoy the blooms of lotus field in the park. 1 week from Aug. 28 in every year, Usuki Stone Buddha Fire Festival (石仏火まつり) will be held in this place.
Address: 804-1 Fukata, Usuki-shi, Oita
Hours open to visitors: 6:00 - 19:00(Free to observe), 6:00 - 18:00(October to March)
Admission Fee: Adult (High school student and over) 530yen, Child (Elementary and Middle school student) 260yen. ※ Discounts available for group over 30 people.)
Directions: From Usuki Station on JR Nippo Main Line, take JR bus toward Notsu for 20 minutes. Get off at Usuki Sekibutsu bus stop. From Usuki IC on Higashi Kyushu Road, take route 502 toward Notsu for 5 minutes.
[Parking] 100 parking spaces are available.