The Buddha was surrounded by little statues, each with a different posture and facial expression . . .
Luckily, although there was little English to be found, the gentlemen below were well versed in the universal language of expats abroad, aka Repeated Emphatic Gesturing, and were able to explain to us (and co-worker/neighbor Dayle) how to say a Buddhist prayer.
Nana lights a votive candle.
Nana sticks some incense (joss sticks) in a vessel full of sand.
The Buddha wasn't the town's only attraction, though: it's just part of a complex of temples and shrines strewn across a mountainside--and connected by a network of trails and caves. There wasn't really any signage in English, so I can't really do anything but let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!
The Japanese really have a thing for turtles. You can find a turtle pond in almost any Japanese temple.