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Kotoku-in Temple (Kamakura Daibutsu) (高徳院(鎌倉大仏))

A Pure Land Buddhist temple founded by the great priest Honen. The 11.3 meter tall, 121 ton giant copper Buddha statue known as the Kamakura Daibutsu, a National Treasure, is the temple’s principal object of worship and depicts a seated Amitabha. The original daibutsu was made of wood and was destroyed by a typhoon. The copper form of the current statue first began to be cast in 1252. This figure, too, was damaged by typhoons and earthquakes but was repaired each time, leading to its current excellent condition. The interior of the statue can be viewed and from here visitors can see evidence of the repairs that have been made.

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Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 4-2-28 (Shonan / KamakuraArea)

phone 0467220703
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[Gates open Hours] [Apr.--Sep.] 8:00-17:30 [Oct.--Mar.] 8:00-17:00 * Admission is until 15 minutes before Gates shut [Hours in the Great Buddha] 8:00-16:30 * Admission is 10 minutes before Gates shut [Goshuin Reception hours] [Weekday] 9:00-15:30 [Saturday Sunday Public holidays] 9:00- 15:00

Review of Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2021/03/26 Fun, fast stop
Easy and fun stop with ample parking options close by. The Buddha grounds were pretty and Sakura were in bloom. Cost for entry was low. For three people and one free child it was ¥750. Not a far...
Reviewed:2020/06/28 It’s old but not that ‘great’
The Buddha isn’t that huge, although it is very old and full of history. It is also very far from the train station, need to walk 20 mins to reach. It’s slow as full of tourist and very crowded. It...
Reviewed:2020/06/24 Kotoku-in(Great Buddha of Kamakura
Very much a highlight of anyones visit to Kamakura. Not the largest buddha in Japan but it is very much a magnificent serene statue. It is located in a wonderful temple setting. We visited...

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Address
Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 4-2-28 [map]
Area
Shonan / KamakuraArea
Phone
0467220703
Hours
[Gates open Hours] [Apr.--Sep.] 8:00-17:30 [Oct.--Mar.] 8:00-17:00 * Admission is until 15 minutes before Gates shut [Hours in the Great Buddha] 8:00-16:30 * Admission is 10 minutes before Gates shut [Goshuin Reception hours] [Weekday] 9:00-15:30 [Saturday Sunday Public holidays] 9:00- 15:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee] [General, Middle/High school students] 300yen [Elementary school students] 150yen [Admission fee in the Great Buddha's Womb] [Friday] 20yen (per person)
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
* Currently, the visit inside the body is suspended due to measures against corona. * The red stamp is only available on paper (not written on the red stamp book).
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen [Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (OK if you put it in the cage)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo's most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.