Nikko Highway
Heiwa Kannon

This 27-meter-high Kannon was carved into a wall of Oya stone quarry remains to console the souls of the war dead at the Second World War and to hope for world peace. It took six years to create the all hand-carved Kannon from 1948 to December 1954. The top of the stairs beside the Kannon offers a panoramic view of Oya Town over its shoulder.

Oya-machi Utsunomiya-Shi Tochigi-ken
【Expressway entrance】
Tohoku Expressway Utsunomiya-Interchange


Heiwa Kannon


Access 25 minutes ride on the Kanto Bus from JR Utsunomiya Station to Oya and get off at Oya Kannon-mae Size Height: 27 meters Girth: 20 meters Length of face: 5 meters Width of foot: 1.5 meters Length of great toe: 0.75 meter

  • Heiwa KannonThe view from kannon
  • Heiwa KannonDetailed plate
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