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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.

place

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

phone 0467220703
place

[Gates open Hours]
[Apr.--Sep.] 8:00-17:30
[Oct.--Mar.] 8:00-17:00
* Admission is until 15 minutes Gates shut

[Great Buddha Worship times]
8:00-16:30
* Admission is 10 minutes Gates shut

[Goshuin Hours of Operation]
[Weekday] 9:00-15:30
[Saturday Sunday Public holiday] 9:00-15:00

Review of Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/05/26 Impressive Buddha
Kotoku-in temple is famous for its Great Buddha (Daibutsu). And its worth. The Buddha is quite big (13m tall) and (at least when I was there it wasnt too crowded). If you pay 20yen you can get...
Reviewed:2020/04/01 Smaller than what I thought
You can walk into inside of the Buddha at the additional cost of ¥20 (¥300 to enter kotokuin) nothing much to see but when I enter, I felt like going into total darkness but in minutes, I noticed it...
Reviewed:2020/03/26 The Biggest bronze Buddha
The Great Buddha is easily accessible from the local train (Enoshima Electric Railway), coming from Kamakura station to Enoshima, being the local attraction itself. Coming to Buddha You should get...

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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 Gates shut

[Great Buddha Worship times]
8:00-16:30
* Admission is 10 minutes Gates shut

[Goshuin Hours of Operation]
[Weekday] 9:00-15:30
[Saturday Sunday Public holiday] 9:00-15:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]
[General, Middle/High School Students] 300yen
[Elementary School Students] 150yen

[Admission fee to worship 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 admission fee inside the body is suspended due to corona countermeasures.
* The red stamp is only available on Western 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
Not possible (OK if you put it in the gage)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          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.