The Ushiku Daibutsu is bordered by a large park with over 100 cherry trees that blossom from early to mid-April. Pink moss (April), poppies (May), and cosmos are among the other blooms in the park (September and October).
The two-story Hakkenmon Gate holds three Buddha pictures on the second level. A pond represents the source of life. Japan’s most giant bronze incense burner. And a miniature Pure Land garden picturing Buddhist paradise greet tourists approaching the Ushiku Daibutsu.