Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha of Kamakura)


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)


  • 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

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Address / LocationAddress / Location

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



MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-10-30
X JAPAN Leader & Dr. & Piano YOSHIKI 『 VIOLET UK 』 http://t.co/YiE2apKznB
OneSamurai  @OneSamuraiGame - 2014-10-30
Shoni Clan were the former governors of Kyushu Island. Their power was reduced with the establishment of the Kamakura Shogunate. #OneSamurai
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-10-30
J-rock Idol Yoshiki: 'I am actually very shy': http://t.co/To0AXhJl8W X JAPAN YOSHIKI / Interview http://t.co/fqqTEGt3V3
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-10-30
YOSHIKI 7- Eleven CM&MAKING③VIOLET UK THE OTHER S…: http://t.co/H6fCDSso8y YOSHIKI VIOLET UK The year two thousand http://t.co/wMHtLNk8fF
Aiman Al-Ghazali  @AYGhazali - 2014-10-30
Two kids posing for a photo in Kamakura, Hase, Japan http://t.co/yV694E2KMt
Play Outside Gal  @playoutsidegal - 2014-10-30
@crntlyexploring lucky!! i lived there for a year and loved it. enjoy!! must see: asakusa-jinja, harajuku, shibuya, kamakura (out of town)..
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-10-30
(HD*Subbed) X JAPAN - WEEK END / THE LAST LIVE: http://t.co/9bNqYhUjtG X JAPAN Gt. HIDE X JAPAN∮『 WEEK END 』 http://t.co/zWaIKc9WQv
Paul Research  @paulresearch - 2014-10-30
When summoned to London in haste I like to imagine I am a daimyo in the Kamakura period reporting to the shogun.
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-10-30
X JAPAN bass. HEATH http://t.co/W1TNod40M6
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-10-30
X JAPAN bass. TAIJI http://t.co/vwH46xT5pF
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-30
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
SEKAI NO OWARI  @ogino_kamakura - 2014-10-30
@wakikovsky RAIL NI NOTTE
Ryu Nakamura  @RyuNakamura76 - 2014-10-30
Peaceful day ... #kamakura #midtide #magicnumber #hlna #peaceful #wheniinfreedom http://t.co/zetuXoFMHe
Neil DeVries  @neildevries - 2014-10-30
Visited the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Very Japanese tourist of me. http://t.co/6uqYjnzpnl
Ham and Swiss  @HamAndSwiss - 2014-10-30
Delicious Pork Ramen and a super local beer in Kamakura, Japan. #hamandswissjapan #kamakura #japan http://t.co/dy7fRBH2xl
FC3_Urquilla  @FS_Urquilla - 2014-10-30
Hachiman shrine #Japan #hachiman #Kamakura http://t.co/93fYV1u3B7
FC3_Urquilla  @FS_Urquilla - 2014-10-30
Sweet potato ice cream is delicious #sweets #icecream #Kamakura #Japan http://t.co/gkwwwFlpSA
FC3_Urquilla  @FS_Urquilla - 2014-10-30
Beautiful day in Kamakura. #Japan #Kamakura http://t.co/de4vOVEeVB
Ryu Nakamura  @RyuNakamura76 - 2014-10-30
Have a great day . from kamakura midtide . #mixed2altanativelifestyle #midtide #magicnumber #hlna… http://t.co/DYByr9JJOC
Daily MinesHome is out! http://t.co/mmvvKeAkA6 Stories via @_YokohamaWalker @Babys_babys @kamakura_koho
Ham and Swiss  @HamAndSwiss - 2014-10-30
En route to Kamakura on the fastest train in the world! Not really, but it's not the TTC.
Abby アビー  @diclonius_abby - 2014-10-30
"...When today was over... and tomorrow came... I thought I could finally... Have a happy life here in Kamakura..."
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-10-29
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Jenkat  @jen_kat - 2014-10-29
@little_misere where in kamakura? =D that's yoshi's station =D
Masahiko Aïda  @MasabuAida - 2014-10-29
@therriaultphd @davidradloff If you have a time -- Nikko or Kamakura is also nice. Kamakura was a capital of Japan from 12th to mid 14th ce
SakuraHotelHatagaya  @hatagaya_hotel - 2014-10-29
I went to KAMAKURA for sightseeing :) http://t.co/ht04BHmTbK
eru @ 毎日村井祭  @orenji_ - 2014-10-29
why is le fair so recent when it's kamakura period? xDD omg they should make kamakura nabe !!!
Ryusaki Maou  @ryusakimaou - 2014-10-29
Giant Daibutsu Face In Closed Up View At Kamakura Of Japan Stock Photo 195955250 : Shutterstock http://t.co/wM36jiUVcI
Canuck | Tim  @PeopleOfCanada - 2014-10-29
The Buddha in Kamakura (I live near here these days, but haven't been back since I took this pic) https://t.co/UH5ZlMf2eh
Ryusaki Maou  @ryusakimaou - 2014-10-29
Japanese Alcohol Editorial Stock Image - Image: 37409574 http://t.co/ZfJj0A1U48