"Great Daibutsu - OPEN AIR BUDDHA" Top 5 Page for this destination Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kotoku-in Temple) Tip by Pixiekatten

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This is the second largest Buddha in Japan (the only bigger one is found in Todaiji temple in Nara). It's a bronze statue and 13.35m tall.

It was cast in 1252 and used to stand inside a temple but in 1495 a tsunami washed away the temple but the buddha remained at its spot and since then it stands in open air.

Its found at the ground of the Kotokuin temple. Admissiom is 200yen plus another 20yen if you would like to enter inside the statue.

7am - 6pm (April - September)
7am - 5.30pm (October - March)
Year round

Address: 2-28 Hase 4-chome, Kamakura
Directions: The Great Buddha is located a 5 minute walk from the Enoden Railway Hase Station.

Bus 2, 7, 10 in front of Kamakura station to the Daibutsu-mae stop.

Follow Daibutsu hiking course.

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  • Updated Feb 15, 2007
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