You can see 59 rock stone carvings of Buddhas in Usuki city about 40km southeast of Beppu. People call this place Usuki Stone Buddhas which is designated as one of National treasures. The middle one in the picture(above) is thought to be the finest stone statue of Biddhas in all over Japan.
As Buddhas are located in the mountain forest, some of visitors walk around with bamboo sticks in hands. (bamboo sticks are available for free at the entrance).
The maps and brochures of Usuki Stone Buddha site in English are available at FTIO office. (AW)