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Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-0703
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This nearly 47-foot bronze statue of Amida Buddha is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-0703
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seeing the statue for the first time gives an aura of peace and solemnity. It was a big statue that it can accommodate more than 50 persons inside. It was awe inspiring to think how people of long ago built an impressive sight. The neighboring...More

Thank purple2feb
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Great Buddha is an amazing sight. Absolutely worth a trip from Tokyo. A true piece of art, graceful and timeless. If you know the history of this statue - that would definitely add another dimension to your visit. For a small fee you can...More

Thank Freeman78
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Buddha is one of the most oldest temple in the world.This place is very neat and clean and walkable distance from the train station.There is small markets in surroundings.Its worth a watch .Huge Buddha statue .There are details written in surroundings how it was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to go inside the Buddha. You can pay small fee but closes at 4PM. The walk from the Hase station is about 600m (15 mins on foot). There is no taxi so you have to walk to and from. But well worth it.

Thank Boowicked
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always, we were thrilled to learn about new cultures that we don't get to see back home. This was of course a nice surprise and a chance to learn about this interesting culture. The 13 meters high statue goes back a long way in...More

Thank Emily Gramos G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is wonder how they build it long time ago with this size. The Buda you enter inside. It is hollow from inside

Thank Ali A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is a "must-see" in Kamakura, the compound was pretty small and we spend about 30 minutes there. Still, it's still a good visit together with the other temples in the area.

Thank CMLim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Buddha statue was really cool, and along the sides and behind the compound are nice wooded areas where you can sit on some stones and chill. This was really appreciated, since it was over 30 degrees Celsius (90's Fahrenheit).

Thank Marisa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the Buddha is inspiring and for 20 yen you can go inside it. Easy to get to from Kamakura station take the subway. You pay 200 yen and walk in to a fantastic Buddha unfortunately there is not much else to see on the...More

Thank Biztravr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge Budda is worth a visit when in Kamakura. Easy to get to by local bus or the electric railway.

Thank Geoff Y
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Nette M
30 March 2017|
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Response from Dawn14786 | Reviewed this property |
Best is to travel by metro train (JR). You can board JR from Sakuragicho station. As far as train tickets are concerned, it's better to have the train pass (Suica or any other). It can be obtained from the ticket machines... More
10 March 2017|
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Response from Kc O | Reviewed this property |
I think you can ask for car service and they have your packages as well .. The Buddha statue is not that far from the entarance
27 February 2017|
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Response from peterbago | Reviewed this property |
Open and if you go in tourist season the answer is yes