Kotoku-in Temple (Kamakura Daibutsu)

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.

Spot details

Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 4-2-28
[Gates openHours]
[Apr.- Sep.] 8:00-17:30
[Oct.]8:00-16:30*Entrance until 10 minutes before the gates shut[Goshuin reception hours (temple office)][Weekday]9:00-15:30[SaturdaySundayPublic holidays]9:00- 15:00
open everyday
[Admission fee]
[General, Middle/High school students]300yen
[Elementary school students]150yen

[Admission fee for Daibutsu Womb]
[Extra fee Friday]20yen (per person)
Parking Lot
Not available
※For the disabled parking lotsAvailable
Credit Card
Not available
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*Visiting in the womb is currently suspended to prevent infection.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Possible (OK if you put it in the cage)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Peaceful
    5.0 Reviewed:2022.06.06
    Been there with friends last week.not so far from the station best place to spend your time with friends and also with family as well .located on the peaceful environment.you can get there souvenirs...
  • Worth the hype
    5.0 Reviewed:2022.06.04
    Small grounds, easy to access, and its an iconic place to visit and take a selfie. The only more impressive Buddha in Japan is in Nara.
  • Fun, fast stop
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.03.26
    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...

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