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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EIJI PAGE  @EIJI_PAGE - 2014-09-02
“@Muzachan: The Gion-san from Kamakura http://t.co/DoRimxZXhh #Japan http://t.co/0EbUG7odO1” Amazing!
Giver of light  @GiveroflightUK - 2014-09-02
Ascended master Kamakura clearing energies - working hard as you can see the smoke https://t.co/cjnW3q1wmh
Brian Harris QC   @brianharris27 - 2014-09-02
@tbuddhismnow Do you know Kipling's Buddha at Kamakura? http://t.co/AFLf5R2YVc
Japan Guided Tour  @GUIDEJAPANTOURS - 2014-09-02
A wonderful hilltop at Kamakura http://t.co/HgSHxeeEtA
Jūdai  @LunaticJudai - 2014-09-02
#Japan2014 >w< I wrote this in the #sand at the #Beach ~ #Japan #Kamakura http://t.co/V8iAFpJkc5
Yvonne Strong  @RoyalUniverse - 2014-09-02
Prince Munetaka, sixth shogun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan, died on 2 September 1274
Backstreet Guides  @bsguides - 2014-09-02
We've been exploring Kamakura today, Lovely weather to be checking out some of the hidden temples and shrines here! http://t.co/BImuxTvcBp
Игopь Кoндрaшов  @IgorKon - 2014-09-02
View from the apartment in Kamakura http://t.co/NHqAypA6ja
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-09-02
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Business Garden  @BusinessGardenE - 2014-09-02
Business Garden staff went to Kamakura!: #Kamakura http://t.co/aJehgehqWg
215  @Taino215 - 2014-09-02
I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/UrV04q03mS Japanese miniature Tree "Bonsai" Exhibition at Hachimangu Shrine,Kamakura
bk  @bkblake513 - 2014-09-02
@FlyANA_official #ANAFlymetoJapan Subway in Tokyo is easy. These took me back in time to Kamakura. This is the way. http://t.co/GFq16W0th7
Taxi Asami  @DeeTA_TAXI - 2014-09-02
My kitchen garden #punk #kamakura #japan #summer #vegetable http://t.co/IG2NIA3nDr
Go Fujita  @gofujita - 2014-09-01
Espresso at Cafe Vivement Dimanche in Kamakura. Though espresso is not very common in Japan this is definitely nice. http://t.co/j3FMg2XZSb
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-09-01
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
A Heart beat - Music  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-09-01
@Nyx_AudioFX I'm sorry that it is attached to English which is not transmited and study is insufficient here, and truly.
A Heart beat - Music  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-09-01
@Nyx_AudioFX It is also the body which is not given in various physical strength. If you please, please anderstand.
A Heart beat - Music  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-09-01
@Nyx_AudioFX I'm sorry truly [ although followed up ]. But the body here -- It is also after an operation.
A Heart beat - Music  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-09-01
@Nyx_AudioFX I'm sorry. However, real intention wants to concentrate on "music" , "study" , and "work" now.
A Heart beat - Music  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-09-01
@Nyx_AudioFX not being transmited although the reply was written, thinking that he will understand -- true -- I'm sorry.
A Heart beat - Music  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2014-09-01
@Nyx_AudioFX I'm sorry. Here, even if it translates a reply into a writing sake also here at Japanese, it is not being transmited well.
Abby アビー  @diclonius_abby - 2014-09-01
"...When today was over... and tomorrow came... I thought I could finally... Have a happy life here in Kamakura..."
Other World Buddha  @OWBuddha - 2014-09-01
OtherWorld Buddha http://t.co/H39PXdTli2 - #buddhism #buddha #zen #enlightenment #peace #joy #happiness Buddha,... http://t.co/1TgJeoeFK5
LJ Blake  @lookeastwest - 2014-09-01
Kamakura, JP. Famous attraction in town is the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) near the Kotoku-in Temple. Ancient city. Nice. http://t.co/AclEP37kxi
Japanese culture  @hitsinjapan - 2014-09-01
Katana forged before Kamakura era(1185-1333)is called Koto,and is much stronger than one forged after Kamakura era. http://t.co/obTAhv9Xra
Japan Guided Tour  @GUIDEJAPANTOURS - 2014-09-01
A well preserved temple sine 1253, Kamakura http://t.co/axHCgs2syt
Emmanuel Damian  @damian_emman - 2014-09-01
Maple Trees during my hike in Kamakura, Japan. It was really pretty. I wish I was here during autumn… http://t.co/76N14WL5Ou
FiveServe   @fiveserve - 2014-09-01
I will send you Post Card of The Great Buddha of Kamakura Japan.: The Great Buddha of Kam... http://t.co/jF1L8NIZNn #seo #ads #makemoney
SOCIAL MEDIA LIKERS  @socialmedia195 - 2014-09-01
I will send you Post Card of The Great Buddha of #Kamakura Japan. http://t.co/fuG7bCsPCn #postcard #travel #asia #usa #souvenir #gift #love
Momspennies   @momspennies - 2014-09-01
Autumn colors in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/PrRFo36bJv I have lived here, Great Memories of my time there! http://t.co/fe5sC1JYyb