Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

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Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This nearly 47-foot bronze statue of Amida Buddha is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan.
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2-3 hours
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Naturelover33
Tokyo, Japan31 contributions
Solo
Been there with friends last week.not so far from the station best place to spend your time with friends and also with family as well .located on the peaceful environment.you can get there souvenirs shops and many others shops and restaurant near the street.highly recommended ❤️
Written June 6, 2022
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David N
Boston, MA175 contributions
Small grounds, easy to access, and it's an iconic place to visit and take a selfie. The only more impressive Buddha in Japan is in Nara.
Written June 3, 2022
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EuroEri
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan364 contributions
Family
Easy and fun stop with ample parking options close by. The Buddha grounds were pretty and Sakura were in bloom. Cost for entry was low. For three people and one free child it was ¥750. Not a far walk past entry to see the buddha. Toilets within the grounds too.
*due to covid you currently can not go inside the Buddha
Written March 26, 2021
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wesleywaisiu
Singapore, Singapore2,257 contributions
Family
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.
Written June 28, 2020
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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
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.
Written June 24, 2020
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Njeri W
Atlanta, GA126 contributions
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.
Written June 20, 2020
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Dioc
Athens, GA180 contributions
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.
Written June 12, 2020
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Mick
Bangkok, Thailand131 contributions
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.
Written June 10, 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain664 contributions
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 wasn't too crowded). If you pay 20yen you can get inside. It's very curious.
It's the highlight of Kamakura
Written May 26, 2020
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979midiy
Sydney, Australia91 contributions
Friends
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 wasn't dark at all. The magic of human eyes!
* Due to COVID-19, this activity is suspended.
Written April 1, 2020
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