Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), Kamakura

Admire the monumental statue of Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), 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. Using our custom trip planner, Kamakura attractions like Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • ... outside! Parochialism in all Japanese for Daibutsu, Kotoku-in is situated in great location. Because, considering only the historical Buddha, those not built in 1800/1900, is the second largest Buddha in the general classification and the greatest among those placed outside buildings. Its isolated location from buildings, makes it even more majestic. The place is fairly busy, understandably, by tourists and the Park is not as good as that of other temples (moving half a kilometer, for one thing, there's the Hase-dera, for one thing). Then the real attraction here is just the Daibutsu. Paying 20 yen you can visit the Interior, Gaunt, but obviously to get the curiosity €0.15 seem a very acceptable price
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  • Worth the trip... an hour from tokyo. You walk the streets of Kamakura and then arrive at Kotoku-in - worth the 200 yen entry. Even the 20 yen to go inside the statue is worth it.  more »
  • Student is a visit of more than 30 years since. Visited the great Buddha of Kamakura after a long time, want to see, the other day, watching the great Buddha of Todai-ji Temple of Nara. Come to be interested in various studies, is fun, but I know in here, I didn't know you didn't. This great Buddha shrine Temple is a Jodo sect say the kōtoku-in Temple. Kamakura great Buddha that is big mountain Idol as its "Amitabha Buddha". Buddha to Buddha Temple, founder is unclear. Famous Buddha about the history wrapped in the mystery. Once this Buddha is surrounded by a huge great Buddha and Amida and caused by natural disasters, the rain arrived will repeat now repair and reinforcement, sea breeze, the devastation is. In the Kamakura Buddha the only designated national treasure. Kamakura Daibutsu was 11.39 meters (pedestal with 13.35 meters) and weighs 121 tons. Numbers at least has real presence, healed and with gentle expression. By the way great Buddha of NARA is little older and 14.98 meters tall weight is approximately 250 tons. It is in that it will win great Buddha of NARA is both size and weight, but still concrete statue at Kamakura Daibutsu was great. Great Buddha of Kamakura is also on cavity inside. Neither photo is free, the great Buddha of NARA is solemn, and ain't easy so will put in even the great Buddha of Kamakura, familiar from the Amida figure that looks at any time by being said guys without permission. Both are great though. High virtue of surrounding parking charges apply. And popular spot for tourist buses coming loudly, is a battleground, holiday parking.  Better is to weekdays or early in the morning and 8:00 is lighthouse. Admission surprisingly cheap, generally adults and high school students 200 yen, elementary school students 150 yen is. Souvenir shops near the entrance, dining is an attractive place!. In the immediate neighborhood there hase Temple visit on the set at Nice.
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  • The giant Buddha is an iconic image of Japan. Seeing it in person is an experience that defies a normal review. The temple is pleasant and has some other things to see as well, but it is definitely centered around the Buddha. It's a place of worship, not a theme park. If you keep that in mind, and act respectably, you will get some great photos for social media.
  • Taking a look at the second greatest Buddha in Japan is a great experience. Awesome place to relax and clear your mind. It cost ¥200 to enter the grounds and ¥20 yen to enter the inside of the Buddha. While the Buddha is the biggest attraction, it also the only attraction. With the exception of some gifts shop around there isn’t much here. Expect large crowds on busy days and the weekend. It is best to go as early as possible.
  • Stunner. This impressive, magnificent Buddha is a national treasure. Built in 1252 (took TEN years) it is imposing and beautiful. I have been here twice. Once there were NO people and one time JAM PACKED on the weekend. So if you can visit on a week day maybe that is better. :)
  • The Buddha is huge and the immensity of it is a really amazing experience to take in. You can also take a tour of the inside (costs ¥10 I believe) to see how it was constructed. We went during a week day and it was still a bit crowded but fun nonetheless. I highly recommend paying a visit to the nearby Hase-Dera temple for another beautiful experience.
  • Breathtaking sight of one of Japan's largest Buddha statues. The area vibe was very tranquil and the day that we came the weather really complimented the statues silhouette. Definitely come when the sun is setting because the sun will shine directly on the statue and you will get some beauty shots (see below). If you are lucky, like me that day, there will also be clouds passing and it makes for a perfect time lapse opp. You can also pay to go underneath the Buddha for 200 yen / person.
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