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Kōtoku-in, Kamakura

Categories: Monuments, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Admire the monumental statue of Kōtoku-in, one of the largest Buddha figures in Japan. The towering bronze statue dates back to the 13th century and sits outside a Buddhist temple in the small town of Kamakura. Enjoy the view of the 13.3 m (43.8 ft) tall Amitabha Buddha, an imposing sight dominating peaceful temple grounds. For a small fee, you can venture inside the hollow statue to see the elaborate structural work that makes up this gargantuan monument. Add Kōtoku-in to your Kamakura travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kamakura vacation trip planner.
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  • It is really refreshing considering the surrounding. Lots of greenery and the huge statue of Buddha. 
  • While the Buddha status won't leave you in awe, but the entire atmosphere in the area, is surprisingly calm and peaceful (despite there are groups of tourists). 
  • About 1 h from Tokyo and watch the big Dai BU was the most stunning element was not defeated at NARA. Place inside the temple, there are shady, casual.
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  • Never been this Buddha's temple before, wish to go and knee down to Buddha. May Buddha bless my family with health, happiness and wisdom. Namo Shakyamuni Buddha@Namo Amituofo Buddha
  • Visiting the Daibutsu at Kōtoku-in was one of the highlights of my trip...impressive site and very humbling when you kneel down in front of this giant Buddha. Two suggestions for visitors who read m6 words here: 1. Kōtoku-in Temple opens at 8am. Pay the 200 Yen entrance fee and I recommend to arrive at opening at 8am promptly and you will have the place and Buddha more to yourself...others will start coming in to the point it is quite crowded in a short hour's time by 9am. 2. Go inside the Buddha (extra 20 Yen) and sit crossed legged on the floor at the back and meditate inside with Buddha. I hope this message finds you well. Peace, D. " Bodhi "
  • This actually is a great statue of the Lord Buddha. You'll be amazed just by seeing it. You can go inside the statue for only extra 20 Yens. It's a must to do as it is a rare chance one can get. Also there is a pleasant garden to wander around. There are also some souvenir shops where you can buy Samurai swords, etc. if you love historic items.
  • Was in Kamakura and visted the giant Daibutsu and it is still one of my best memories from spending a year abroad in Japan The Buddha statue is quite beautiful, tranquil, and very massive. Be sure to check this out if you're in the area. A must see!
  • Massive statue of Buddha, with peaceful surroundings. Large tourist attraction so it's frequently busy; there are smaller, more understated temples nearby for a more serene and quiet visit...but this is not to be missed at least for a quick view!
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