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Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

4 Chome-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-0703
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This nearly 47-foot bronze statue of Amida Buddha is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great buddha” (268 reviews)
“day trip” (83 reviews)
“small fee” (35 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4 Chome-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-22-0703
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"great buddha"
in 268 reviews
"day trip"
in 83 reviews
"small fee"
in 35 reviews
"open air"
in 14 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 12 reviews
"train station"
in 52 reviews
"huge statue"
in 10 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 12 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 19 reviews
"kotokuin temple"
in 17 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 15 reviews
"short walk"
in 20 reviews
"national treasure"
in 11 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 18 reviews
"enoden line"
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"electric railway"
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"cherry blossoms"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went early in the morning to avoid the crowd!!! Big bronzen statue of Daibutsu...garden around is nice and quiet. You can go inside the Daibutsu , to see how they built it. It’s worth to visit this place when you are in Kamakura... An...More

Thank Jess S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The giant Buddha is very impressive. You can actually go inside and see if from another perspective. A lovely spot.

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's the large outdoor Buddha here in Japan! There isn't a lot to do at this temple, and not as much walking around as some others in Kamakura, but it's great to visit. You can take the electric railway or the bus, or just walk....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a day at Kamakura, came here to see the famous BIG BUDDHA. Although is huge it is hallow inside. The weather is perfect so i went trakking on the hillside just right behind the big buddha. At the top of the hillside, there is...More

Thank Sekweng Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in 2015 and this time taking family here before our cruise out from Yokohama. Most family members have not been here before so it was worth it even though we only spend a short time here. I liked the train ride, the...More

Thank ROCruiser
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very easy to get to from Kamakura station. Get the bus from stop 1 and 6. It’s a small temple with a big statue. Easy to find and walk around. The Buddha is not on a peak or anything. Try and go early as it...More

Thank Munira I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend if you have an extra day during your stay in Tokyo, to take a quick trip to Kamakura. It's only about an hour from Tokyo and it's a beautiful seaside town. We opted to take the Daibatsu Hiking Trail that ended...More

Thank Rebecca A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to explore and enjoy Kamakura is by staying there for 2-3 days. There are so many things to see within short distance when you Stay in Kamakura.There is a Day Pass for 700 Yen that you can use to go anywhere in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have recently had the privilege to visit the Big Buddha in Kamakura. It is definitely worth the trip from Tokyo, however I wouldn't consider it a necessity on your first trip; I visited during my third time to Japan. It is a very lovely...More

Thank Ivett G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a big 13m buddah so that’s got be worth seeing, right? It’s an easy walk from the train station and has a small entrance fee, but nothing that would make you not go in. You can go inside the buddah, but I couldn’t be...More

Thank Sergeant_N
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ProlificTravelr
February 12, 2018|
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Response from zapumal | Reviewed this property |
You can go inside the Buddha for extra 20 yen. But cannot look though the Buddha eyes.
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Nette M
March 30, 2017|
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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
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Familytraveler1995
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Kc O | Reviewed this property |
I think you can ask for car service and they have your packages as well .. The Buddha statue is not that far from the entarance
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