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Statue of Kumahachi Aburaya

Ekimaecho, Beppu 874-0935, Oita Prefecture
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Wardrobe change.

The most interesting aspect of the statue aside from its historical significance is that the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dushi-NY
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NY, NY
Just a statue?

Can't missed it from the station, though it's just a statue to us, not really all that photo... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
NyaNya24
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 weeks ago
“Wardrobe change.”
15 Sep 2017
“Just a statue?”
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Ekimaecho, Beppu 874-0935, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most interesting aspect of the statue aside from its historical significance is that the wardrobe changes. During our visit, the statue was wearing the uniform of the local football team. During Christmas, I see photos of it wearing a Santa outfit. Not worth going...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Can't missed it from the station, though it's just a statue to us, not really all that photo worthy...

Thank NyaNya24
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Start point of the art walk on livetrekker. Google it and if you have an hour + to kill then this is perfect as you walk aroud the city lookingat some street art. Loved it!

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

I did not know this is also an attraction until i checked TripAdvisor. This statue just situated right outside of Beppu station which it is hard to be missed. I took a picture of it as it is quite interesting like a flying man.

Thank AmethystAme
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Statue of Kumahachi Aburaya is the first you see leaving station south exit. You really cannot miss it.

Thank Matthias M
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The statue is erected outside of Beppu station. You cant missed that. Its interesting to read the life stories of this man - father of tourism in Beppu. You may choose to omit this, and that perfectly all right. There is also hand spa available...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Educational information about the establishment of Beppu tourism. He was dressed as Santa when we saw him in late December.

Thank Leigh R
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

It's great, but it is just a statue of a men who liked children with hot water for your hand on the side. Besides, don't you think it is kind of creepy?

Thank François B
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Standing at the East Gate exit of JR Beppu station . The inscription reads " the man called Shiny Uncle who loved children " One of the attractions that all visitors want to see. Easy to find since it is located right outside the station.

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

No matter how many times I 've been here, its always joyful to see the statue just outside Beppu JR station. Especially nice to soak palms in nearby hands onsen.

1  Thank GGHolliday
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