Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Giant Stone Buddhas

On saturday after our bed was delivered (pics of our home coming soon!) we headed out for some sightseeing.There are more than enough temples, shrines and amazing landmarks in the area to keep you going for a looong timebut a very famous site is the Kumano Magaibutsu Stone Buddhas. These 2 incredible figures were carved out of stone in about 780, who knowshow they did it as they are about 8m up a cliff face! It's a bit of a walk up some incredibley steep and undulating steps (some 300m),which are said to have be laid down in 1 night by an ogre, but the beautifuly green bush all the way up makes it worth while.