Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

InformationInformation

The Great Buddha (Kamakura Daibutsu) was originally constructed in 1243 as a wooden statue, but it was later destroyed by typhoon. The construction of the present bronze statue was started in 1252, but is uncertain when it was completed. It is said that this Buddha was once covered with gold and house in an even larger building when it was first erected, but it is also said the house was swept away by tsunami in 1498. The 11.3 meters tall Great Buddha is now officially designated as a National Treasure of Japan.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:30
  • 8:00 - 17:00 (October - March)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / RatePrice / Rate

  • 200 yen (General, Adult)
  • 150 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from Hase Station on the Enoden Line

Related LinksRelated Links

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 4-2-28, Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-0016

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Japan Collectibles  @Japan_Antique - 2014-08-29
Nicely carved vanity box for beauties. http://t.co/tVNLWQSl2T #kamakura
little aesthete  @littleaesthete - 2014-08-29
take my quick virtual tour of majical #kamakura: they have #temples, #beaches and #surf! :) #japan http://t.co/eq0EcttorS
Toni  @2AusTravellers - 2014-08-29
Adorable statutes in the garden of Hasedera. #kamakura #japan http://t.co/s0RmzLvkWv
Toni  @2AusTravellers - 2014-08-29
When it's raining down petals of cherry blossom is the perfect time to visit Hasedera. #kamakura #japan http://t.co/uMHrUBblVg
Toni  @2AusTravellers - 2014-08-28
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace - Buddha. #kamakura #japan http://t.co/ZTjCFlQVRz
Toni  @2AusTravellers - 2014-08-28
Buddha statue under the cherry blossom at Hasedera Temple #kamakura #japan http://t.co/iuVlaSi6xx
Toni  @2AusTravellers - 2014-08-28
A quiet corner and vibrant tones of green bamboo at Hasedera temple #kamakura #japan http://t.co/ymEBqUwuh0
Toni  @2AusTravellers - 2014-08-27
The Kannon-do hall at Hasedera Buddhist temple in #kamakura #japan http://t.co/vAUwdvpXWS
Life of Creed  @LifeofCreed - 2014-08-27
Fun Things to do with Kids in Japan http://t.co/gaZdIkBF8S #Blogging #Kamakura
Japan Collectibles  @Japan_Antique - 2014-08-27
Nicely carved vanity box for beauties. http://t.co/tVNLWQSl2T #kamakura
Toni  @2AusTravellers - 2014-08-27
Entrance to Hasedera Buddhist temple, this temple is dedicated to Kannon. #hasedera #kamakura http://t.co/ZSHoc9f4Bu
tsuboi shigeaki  @ibotsu222 - 2014-08-27
SPECIAL OTHERS in OTODAMA #kamakura #yuigahama #SPECIAL OTHERS http://t.co/jUjArrQzBT
kiyotaka ando  @HYDROman420 - 2014-08-26
#hydrobeachbabe #hydro #beach #babe #hydroshapes&designs #hydroboathouse #kamakura @kanataaan429… http://t.co/YjkMd9YsMx
Hesti Nurhayati  @heztyharajuku - 2014-08-26
Photo: Memory of #Kamakura #trip #Japan #summer #vacation #Jenesys2010 #friendship http://t.co/kEzYrUBxrg
tomo murabayashi  @SUPTOMO - 2014-08-26
#ThrowBackTuesday #kamakura with Team #starboard #kimono #BigBuddha #japan @starboardsup @suptomo… http://t.co/dESgAeNmVG
jin  @IPATHJIN - 2014-08-25
t_a_k_u_m_i_ & @kurocketto #kamakura http://t.co/TUOmhqvBHj
写真waku C86金西あ66a 委託予  @wkfoto - 2014-08-25
08 WIDE ZOOM #shonan #kamakura #pentax #pentaxq7 https://t.co/WKyF32Iw7x
写真waku C86金西あ66a 委託予  @wkfoto - 2014-08-25
08 WIDE ZOOM #pentax #pentaxq7 #Q7 #kamakura #japan https://t.co/VGUygg9ioh
写真waku C86金西あ66a 委託予  @wkfoto - 2014-08-25
08 WIDE ZOOM #pentax #pentaxq7 #Q7 #kamakura #japan https://t.co/PMVluewI0G
写真waku C86金西あ66a 委託予  @wkfoto - 2014-08-25
08 WIDE ZOOM #pentax #pentaxq7 #Q7 #kamakura #japan https://t.co/5Wq8NcWwdW
Japan Collectibles  @Japan_Antique - 2014-08-25
Nicely carved vanity box for beauties. http://t.co/tVNLWQSl2T #kamakura
Hector Q.  @hectorqc87 - 2014-08-25
Great day in #kamakura #japan visited the #big #buddha in #kanagawa http://t.co/C0222Gdwq8
minmin  @m30111982 - 2014-08-25
#greenroomgallery #kamakura @ GREENROOM GALLERY http://t.co/4ehR6STlBd
Reese  @lefteyedgirl - 2014-08-24
Coffee to go. #長谷 #鎌倉 #hase #kamakura http://t.co/jXMfPm7RNY
Mitchell Moss  @mossrockss - 2014-08-24
Ultra sweaty bros at Cinci Brew Ha-Ha. #newholland #dragonsmilk #pumking #kamakura #sidmashburn http://t.co/sQXtIghRhQ
Mitchell Moss  @mossrockss - 2014-08-24
Ultra muggy Brew HA-HA night #newholland #dragonsmilk #kamakura @ Cincy Brew Ha Ha http://t.co/lcuOoiBdgj
valentina dughera  @dughella - 2014-08-23
Breath-taking sightseeing from sgi study center in #kamakura just above tatsunokuchi in a sunny day… http://t.co/zoME8wgFyS
valentina dughera  @dughella - 2014-08-23
Despite the whether we found an harmonious and amazing paradise at sgi study center in #kamakura… http://t.co/tIRWsh7DIN
jamie michael penno   @jamiepenno - 2014-08-23
We're famous! #omatsurifestival #kamakura #japan #bowness http://t.co/YPHsytarZo
Onna  @onnachan - 2014-08-23
Sunset on the go...or rise...#jetlagged #japan #tokyo #kamakura #shibuya #shinjuku #ginza #jubichuo… http://t.co/aUqCXnGXON