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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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place Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 4-2-28
phone 0467220703



Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 4-2-28 [map]



[Open gate time]
[Apr-Sep..] 8:00-17:30
[Oct-Mar..] 8:00-17:00
※ Admission is closed gate
[Buddha womb Admission fee time up to 15 minutes ]
※ admission
[Goshuin accept time up to 10 minutes the closed gate (Jim office)]
open everyday
[Admission fee fee]
[general, middle and high school students] 200 yen
[elementary school] 150 yen
[Buddha womb of Admission fee fee]
By Rate one person 20 yen per

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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Kanagawa Main Areas


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.

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