The town of Oirase is home to an interesting peculiarity: Japan’s biggest Statue of Liberty. Built in 1990, the town decided to erect the statue because Oirase shares the same latitude (40.40 N.) with NYC. Because the shared latitude has two 4s in it, the town decided to continue the theme of ‘4’ and made the statute 1/4 the size of the original.
The height of the statue is 11.5 meters, but including its 9.3-meter pedestal, it stands at an accumulative 20.8 meters tall. The statue is also illuminated at night, creating a nice contrast between the different views of it that can be seen throughout the day.
- Higashishimoyachi, Oirase, Kamikita District, Aomori
- 0178-52-6744（Ichou Park Gymnasium）
- By Car: 15 min from Shimoda Station
30 min from Hachinohe Station, 5 min from Shimoda-Momoishi IC