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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 / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 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

Nicholas Copeland @nbc0326 - 2015-05-04
The Great Buddha, at Kotoku-in today. Made in 1252. Kamakura, Japan. Awesome. #Japan #Kamakura… https://t.co/FFC4QmHcd7
LJ Blake @lookeastwest - 2015-01-12
Kamakura JP. Famous attraction in town is the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) near the Kotoku-in Temple. Ancient city. Nice. http://t.co/8n21FAupbr
LJ Blake @lookeastwest - 2015-01-10
Kamakura JP. Famous attraction in town is the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) near the Kotoku-in Temple. Ancient city. Nice. http://t.co/ezS17gEVmH
LJ Blake @lookeastwest - 2015-01-06
Kamakura JP. Famous attraction in town is the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) near the Kotoku-in Temple. Ancient city. Nice. http://t.co/8n21FAupbr
LJ Blake @lookeastwest - 2015-01-04
Kamakura JP. Famous attraction in town is the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) near the Kotoku-in Temple. Ancient city. Nice. http://t.co/8n21FAupbr
LJ Blake @lookeastwest - 2015-01-02
Kamakura JP. Famous attraction in town is the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) near the Kotoku-in Temple. Ancient city. Nice. http://t.co/8n21FAupbr


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