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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.
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  • Average14%
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4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kamakura itself is a beautiful, peaceful place with lots of quaint shops and food stalls. The Buddha is within small gardens and is incredibly impressive. It towers over the area. For a tiny fee you can go inside the Buddha and see the internal structure....More

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in tokyo and want to spend time in a beautiful town next to the city this is the best option, the town is small but very beautiful, there is a lot of restaurants and shops. And the temple its just amazing! if...More

Thank Gabriela V
Reviewed 6 days ago

The buddha is very huge with many tourists surrounding it. Wonder how they manage to build the statue. The biggest status I ever met. Glad I went.

Thank Chivory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It'is a historic bronze statue. The scene looked a little smaller than imagined, but no reduction in it's solemn and majestic feeling. You can pay 10 yen into the Buddha inside, but I think you should be a little disappointed, since there was nothing special....More

Thank 成安康
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it is just a statue per se, it has the feeling of so much more. You feel the rich history just standing in front. It is truly an amazing sight and it really gives you that "far away from home" feeling. This statue dates...More

Thank ThomasGX922
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A monumental outdoor bronze Buddha. Still the same as in the movie Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne in 1956. The Buddha is 11.4 meters in height, 2nd tallest in Japan! The statue was cast in 1252 and now in open air...More

Thank dkmom888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kamakura meets all what an expertise tourist or beginner is looking for in the same place; Surrounded by beautiful restaurants, parks, and long streets; Kamakura also offers you lakes, mountains and the sea, everything by walk. Now, the Great Buddha placed in a small temple...More

Thank Felipe G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Great Buddha statue stands at 11.3 meters high and weighs 121 tons. It took 10 years to cast this amazing statue. The work began back in 1252. It is hard to believe they had equipment capable of casting statue of this size at that...More

Thank lauragrant1947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Budda - Amida Nyorai called Daibutsu. Poor bloke, he’s empty inside, so people „Enter him” from the basement.

Thank AlinaRL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had seen the Great wooden statue of Buddha at Todaji Temple in Nara, the week before visiting this place. We had also seen the enormous Buddha statue in Phuket, Thailand last year.

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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