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If you get lost like I did (in 1992 and 25 years later, in 2018) and end up doing the walking trail (as I did, in the mud), just be prepared for a lot of hiking. However, that's just getting there the hard way. When...More
I have not been to the big Buddha for the last 20 years. Did a day trip from Tokyo. Started early and arrived before 9 am. Calming and majestic. I paid 20 yen j more to get inside the belly of the Buddha. Tour groups...More
We just re-visited the Great Buddha of Kamakura, which I remember visiting as a student in high school long ago. It seemed much more impressive then, somehow. But it's still a significant presence. You can go inside the statue and see how it was constructed...More
I used the eno-kamakura free pass which it gave me the roundtrip from
Shinjuku and the enoden for the day.
The great buddha was totally worth it. What it wasnt worth it to enter there. Only 20 only yens to enter there. If youre curious...More
Following Haseji Temple, I visited Koutokuin Temple and its Daibutsu (gigantic Buddha statue) as the end of a day tour of Kamakura with an American friend. It is basically a bronze statue with a height of thirteen meters including the sitting bench. It was built...More
We visited this Kotoku-in Shrine with the giant Budha bronze (Daibutsu). We took the local train from Shinagawa to Uruga, which stops at Yokohama. From Yokohama station, we went to platform 9 and took Yokosuka Line which stops at Kamakura station. The trip from Yokohama...More
Response from chrisgP7701XA | Reviewed this property |
Yep around 190yen. Discount tickets which include access to the attractions are avaiable. Also if you have a Suica or Pasmo card (available to purchase everywhere) you can use those to travel on the enoshima electric... More
Yep around 190yen. Discount tickets which include access to the attractions are avaiable. Also if you have a Suica or Pasmo card (available to purchase everywhere) you can use those to travel on the enoshima electric railway (also very useful for Tokyo metro line and buses etc).....if you have time then travel further down the line and visit the Enoshima sea candle too.. .great views of mount Fuji if it's a clear day!
Response from Dawn14786 | Reviewed this property |
Best is to travel by metro train (JR). You can board JR from Sakuragicho station. As far as train tickets are concerned, it's better to have the train pass (Suica or any other). It can be obtained from the ticket machines... More
Best is to travel by metro train (JR). You can board JR from Sakuragicho station. As far as train tickets are concerned, it's better to have the train pass (Suica or any other). It can be obtained from the ticket machines deployed at the station itself. Get it for 1000 yen, of which 500 yen would be deducted as the security deposit (which is refundable when you return the card on your departure from Japan). You can refer the following path to reach The Great Buddha.
1. Board the train from Sakuragicho station at the Negishi Line to reach Ofuna station. I think it runs from platform number 3.
2. Get off the train at Ofuna Station. Board the train from Ofuna station at Yokosuka line to reach Kamakura station.
3. Get off the train at Kamakura station. Board the train from here at the Enoshima Dentetsu Line to reach Hase station.
4. Get off the train at Hase station. You have to walk from here for about 650m to reach Great Buddha.
Don't worry about getting lost at all. Google maps works way better here and most importantly, Japanese people are very helpful.
1. Reacharge Suica with enough yen before commencing your journey as you will find that most of the places accept Suica for any purchase. Do carry some amount of cash as well.
2. Have a working internet connection on your cellular device along with the google maps app. It's way too useful too not get lost.
3. If you like to walk, you can reach the Great Buddha from Kamakura Station itself. It's about 1.2 km from there. As weather is good most of the time in Jaoan, you won't feel uncomfortable.
Hope this helps. Have a wonderful stay in Japan.