A giant Buddha statue sits on a hill at the center of the Makomanai Takino Cemetery. This symbol of the cemetery was designed by the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando. As per his designs, the giant Buddha’s head peeks out from the top of a hollow hill, which is surrounded by 150,000 lavender bushes during the summer months. This solemn statue sitting quietly among the purple blossoms is an unforgettable sight to behold. Visitors can take a tunnel into the statue hall in order to gaze upon its massive glory.
Hill of the Buddha
2-3 Takino, Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido