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Kamaishi Daikannon Statue釜石大観音

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The Kannon (goddess of mercy) statue holding a fish is 48.5 kilometers in height and stands as if watching over the boats coming and going from Kamaishi Bay. Building of the statue was initiated by Meihozan Sekiosenji Temple praying for peace of the spirit worlds. From the 12th floor inside the statue, 120 meters above sea level, you can see the panorama of Mada-misaki Cape, Ozaki Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean.


Iwate Pref. Kamaishishi Odairachou 3-9-1 (Sanriku CoastArea)

phone 0193242125

9:00-17:00(※depending on the season)

Review of Kamaishi Daikannon

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/09/30 Peace and Serenity
I visited this Temple while in Kamaishi for RWC 2019. It is a magnificent site to explore and is very peaceful and quiet. The views of the bay and Kamaishi from the top are excellent. This city was...
Reviewed:2016/09/02 Spectacular Oceanside location worth the walk
You can get to the Diakannon walking about 40 minutes from the entire of Kamaishi. Taxi or bus alternatives exist.

The Daikannon is located on a spectacular headland looking back to Kamaishi and...
Reviewed:2016/03/13 Half Day visit by Train and bus
Take a train from Shin-hanamaki to kamaishi station takes about 80 min. Once at kamaishi JR station take a bus just in front to the kuan yinbus stop.cost 100 yen. Approx 15min.i have attached a bus...

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Iwate Pref. Kamaishishi Odairachou 3-9-1 [ map ]
Sanriku CoastArea
9:00-17:00(※depending on the season)
The end of the year(12/29-12/31)
[middle and high school student]300yen
[Elementary School Students]100yen

[Fees for groups]
[middle and high school student]270yen
[Elementary School Students]100yen
Parking Lot
Available 150spaces
Credit Card
Not available (Other Coupon Available)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 10, 2020 (Information as of June 2, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

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          A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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