Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

Travel Guide - 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 / 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


Magician of miracle   @bonhomierichard - 2015-02-01
Only one Japan has sole culture & peerless unique history. A Samurai coated black armor. Kamakura Shogunate era. http://t.co/3JGP0pAjLn
Magician of miracle   @bonhomierichard - 2015-02-01
The Kamakura shogunate protected Japan from two invasion. Aggressors were Korea, China, and the Mongolia Empire. http://t.co/8T48hGMg4e
Momspennies   @momspennies - 2015-02-01
Autumn colors in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/PrRFo36bJv I have lived here, Great Memories of my time there! http://t.co/fe5sC1JYyb
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2015-02-01
Yoshiki Symphonic Concert - Anniversary: http://t.co/N8ZJUh1NP7

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The San Roque Club  @SanRoqueClub - 2015-02-01
You will rarely find such good Japanese cuisine outside of Japan! Come dine at Kamakura! #SanRoqueClub http://t.co/vflsFfT2qN
Annette Oliveira  @graphicartist04 - 2015-02-01
Video: Samurai Warrior Graveyard.The Tradition of Martial Arts: http://t.co/BvjHpf8pXu #martialarts #samurai #Japan #Kamakura #katana
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2015-02-01
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Julie  @Thejetsetjulie - 2015-02-01
And another good morning #throwback to #Kamakura #Japan where mom and I visited this awesome HUUUUUGE… http://t.co/8KuIM3Xewd
catsumi  @knatsuneko - 2015-01-31
Railroad crossing
#kamakura #japan #enoden http://t.co/2AORJaCjfI
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2015-01-31

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Yoshiki is being loved.
I'm waiting until everytime. http://t.co/Z5YwzcYkwZ
Guido Meijer  @GMD1235 - 2015-01-31
My newly found superfood is matcha tea | Matcha at Hokokuji, Kamakura, Japan - http://t.co/JnGiH3H6yK
けろけろ  @keronyami - 2015-01-31
Good morning Tworld!📛🎴
#kamakura http://t.co/GJ0PsI6PUH
SKI BUMS Alert  @SKIBUMSAlert - 2015-01-31
JR rains run direct from Shinagawa. Check out this Lonely Planet article for sightseeing tips: http://t.co/unrpHFgtf0 Discuss w/others!
SKI BUMS Alert  @SKIBUMSAlert - 2015-01-31
Sunny, brisk and windy today - high of 46. Wanna see Japan's oldest Zen monastery? Kamakura has lovely temples & a huge buddha - 60 min away
MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2015-01-31
I vote on Xjapan.


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MADISON  @Kamakura_Heiwa - 2015-01-30
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Dandee Master  @DandeeMaster - 2015-01-30
Search for pension near Ofuna #Japan #Kamakura http://t.co/XRAKnKpORy
Japan Australia  @Japan_Australia - 2015-01-30
Kamakura was Japan's first feudal capital between 1185 and 1333, during a time when populist Buddhism was... http://t.co/98CsnXCmc3 #Japan
The Bee  @Morgaine620 - 2015-01-30
yes, she clearly makes me want to go to Japan :-) JusJoJan 29 - Kamakura, Japan - Part 2 http://t.co/EsUjqeDNSI via @LindaGHill
Whattimesailing  @Whattimesailing - 2015-01-30
Japanese Temple ceiling #Kamakura #Japan #Dragon #Nippon #日本国 http://t.co/ixpv16Url9



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