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Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

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Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

3,030 Reviews
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The staff, with a rich knowledge of the city, will help make a special memory for your trip. We will take you to see interesting things you would not find in guidebooks or on websites. The rickshaw's speed is faster than walking but slower than cycling, which makes it a comfortable, wonderful ride. Enjoy Japanese history, traditions, and the seasonal beauties from a rickshaw with our staff's omotenashi (hospitality).
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wesleywaisiu wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore2,081 contributions31 helpful votes
The Buddha isn’t that huge, although it is very old and full of history. It is also very far from the train station, need to walk 20 mins to reach. It’s slow as full of tourist and very crowded. It also charge 300 yen per person to go in, but once you bought the ticket , no one will check your ticket at the entrance...... I don’t recommend to go there.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Della G wrote a review Jun 2020
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions241 helpful votes
Very much a highlight of anyone's visit to Kamakura. Not the largest buddha in Japan but it is very much a magnificent serene statue. It is located in a wonderful temple setting. We visited Kamakura before Covid 19 and we were able to visit the interior of the buddha for a nominal fee. The temple compound is quite massive so allow a few hours to enjoy the surroundings.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Njeri W wrote a review Jun 2020
Atlanta, Georgia123 contributions27 helpful votes
Visiting the Great Buddha is a must if you are enjoying a day (or more) in Kamakura. The size of the statue, especially given the time it was made, will humble even the most difficult-to-impress observer. It is also possible to go inside the statue for very nominal fee (something like 10 yen) and it is cool to see how the head is reinforced from the inside. The grounds are also beautiful and provide a serene backdrop to either walk around or sit and enjoy the statue.
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Date of experience: April 2020
Dioc wrote a review Jun 2020
Athens, Georgia180 contributions32 helpful votes
What a wonderful day. We took the train from Tokyo to Kamakura to see the Great Buddha. We walked through the town to the Buddha so we could see the sights. It was Amazing. Cast in 1252 when Kamakura was an Ancient Capitol of Japan (1192-1333). The statue is 36 feet in height, weighs 93 tons and is the third largest Bronze Buddha in Japan. For just a small amount extra you can go into the Buddha and see how it was made in sections and locked together.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Mick wrote a review Jun 2020
Bangkok, Thailand73 contributions7 helpful votes
I was very lucky as I got to see the Daibutsu (Giant Buddha) statue during the covid Pandemic and the weather was perfect. Only a hand full of people. Easy to get to from both Hase tram station and from Kamakura station. I didn't get to climb the stairs inside the statue as access was closed temporarily but the view of this magnificent Buddha was very inspiring. Do not visit Kamakura and miss this.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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