Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

Travel Guide - Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

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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

Address / LocationAddress / Location

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

TweetsTweets

Aoi  @Szacky - 2014-12-18
@KirkLonnquist
And I'll make a kamakura!Do you know kamakura?
早川純平 卍  @JamesKemlo - 2014-12-18
Photo: Surfers on the beach at Kamakura.  http://t.co/0LnnzTAMV1
Mitchell Moss  @mossrockss - 2014-12-18
Photoset: Brooks Brothers jacket, tie and cardigan Kamakura OCBD Howard Yount flannel trousers Meermin... http://t.co/IvUD24SyE3
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-12-17
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Life 店主  @Life_Kamakura - 2014-12-17
Good morning! We are open from 9:00.☕️ http://t.co/GQxAOJQZzD
Steven Duncan  @SvenDuncan - 2014-12-17
#daibutsu or #great #buddha one of 3 #big Buddhas in #Japan this is the one in #kamakura http://t.co/KBSY5H9ILa
AffordableAsia  @AffordableAsia1 - 2014-12-17
Daydreaming about Kamakura Beach.Great for a day trip-it's about 1hr south of Tokyo #traveltips #WanderlustWednesday http://t.co/gnnPpwszYT
Michaela Hall  @AweInclusive - 2014-12-17
You will marvel in awe of the Giant Buddha meditating at Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Japan. Can you say, "Om... http://t.co/kzPaj9Y42M
Michaela Hall  @AweInclusive - 2014-12-17
You will marvel in awe of the Giant Buddha meditating at Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Japan. Can you say,... http://t.co/bdtDf1VkIX
HelloMidori  @carolynb471 - 2014-12-17
@spotenthusiast: Jizo statues in Kamakura, Japan. Jizo take care of the souls of unborn children and those who died at a young age.,http://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/436567118205562880/hcSpw2YA_normal.jpeg Creative Travel Spot,spotenthusiast,2014-12-17,Jizo statues in Kamakura, Japan. Jizo take care of the souls of unborn children and those who died at a young age. http://t.co/dILKbjAPbf
Kamakura Corporation  @KamakuraCo - 2014-12-17
Kamakura Troubled Company Index Leaps 0.39%, Credit Conditions Drop 4 Points To 76th Percentile http://t.co/sNPmWMbU1t via @salphatrending
KALX Playlist  @kalxplaylist - 2014-12-17
06:01am Kamakura - Deep Listening Band - Looking Back(ZaDisc)
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-12-17
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
伊藤穣  @minoru2001 - 2014-12-17
Kamakura reserves nice forest area and you can enjoy hiking. If you are lucky, you encounter squirrels. T... http://t.co/F5CngisFk9
Thom  @ModernShoppingZ - 2014-12-17
http://t.co/J2taCJOz1t #jpop #music #itunes Kamakura - Southern All Stars http://t.co/INzeY0Tq02
Sigure :re  @kamakura_17 - 2014-12-17
Xmas http://t.co/vYuaYHZ3MR
Life 店主  @Life_Kamakura - 2014-12-17
6 years 3 months ago 😽🚻😊 http://t.co/DapWsja67P
Momspennies   @momspennies - 2014-12-17
Autumn colors in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/PrRFo36bJv I have lived here, Great Memories of my time there! http://t.co/fe5sC1JYyb
Horia Vasilescu  @Horywall - 2014-12-17
Kamakura Buildings http://t.co/4ofyMWQhEk via @wordpressdotcom



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