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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

Norman Pelerinage @pelerinages - 2018-11-27
Japan at it's best: Visiting the Great Buddha of Kamakura https://t.co/pEaw5x3NqU #japan #Travel https://t.co/Q32wRCbn7q
Nanika @nanikajapan - 2018-11-24
A little write-up of visiting the Great Buddha of Kamakura at Kōtoku-in - a perfect day trip from #tokyo. #japan… https://t.co/N1z3YyPz1U
Norman Pelerinage @pelerinages - 2018-10-30
Visiting the Great Buddha of Kamakura - all you need to know. Read more here: https://t.co/pEaw5x3NqU
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Mun 2015 @linmunlee - 2018-09-30
The #Great #Buddha of #Kamakura https://t.co/632nJip3xH
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Religion – the journal @Religion1971 - 2018-04-07
Our current header photo shows the Great Buddha of Kamakura (daibutsu at Kōtoku-in). https://t.co/fIX78YAYdW Photo by @sjengler
Religion – the journal @Religion1971 - 2018-04-07
Our current header photo shows the Great Buddha of Kamakura (daibutsu at Kōtoku-in). https://t.co/fIX78YAYdW Photo by @sjengler
Karen Turner @TheKarenT - 2018-03-14
#Japan #Tokyo #GreatBuddha #Kotoku-in @ The Great Buddha Kamakura https://t.co/ky5u2oNk7H
so good in Japan @sogoodinjapan - 2018-02-10
The Great #Buddha of #Kamakura is an outdoor #bronze #statue of #Amida #Buddha located on the grounds of #Kotoku-in… https://t.co/pbh5qyQj7R
Enzo Campetella 🌦 @ecampetella - 2017-08-31
Great Buddha of #Kamakura #Kotoku-in #Japan https://t.co/W8aTTNlt48 https://t.co/fRSg1HZHJv
PassportPublished @PassportPublshd - 2017-07-18
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is 43 feet tall from its base and weighs 93 tonnes! https://t.co/u1TLBgr02k https://t.co/mt5pvgM2dr
South of Tokyo,神奈川 @Visit_Kanagawa - 2017-01-12
Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura City is home to a very famous 'Daibutsu' (Great Buddha statue). It's one of Japan's... https://t.co/ms5a2dv4Tj
Kafula Mwila @KafulaMwila - 2016-12-28
The Great Buddha Kamakura also known as the seated Buddha Amida Nyori is the principle deity of Kotoku-in Temple.... https://t.co/yJQ2DOuAvT
Rob Nguyen @sbxjap - 2016-12-17
The Great Buddha on the grounds of Kotoku-in in Kamakura #japan #vacation #thegreatbuddha… https://t.co/9HMfpLHuYA
Rob Nguyen @sbxjap - 2016-12-17
The Great Buddha on the grounds of Kotoku-in in Kamakura #japan #vacation #thegreatbuddha… https://t.co/PfSd0Y3qSK
Valentina Suhendra @vsuhendra - 2016-11-27
Nio-mon #GATE contains the #guardian of the Kotoku-In #temple
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#japan
#travelbloggers… https://t.co/9sXtjAkFAQ
Valentina Suhendra @vsuhendra - 2016-11-27
The Kotoku-In #temple where the #buddha of #kamakura is located
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#japan
#travelbloggers… https://t.co/ocbXCJZ9eH
Living + Nomads @LivingNomads - 2016-11-12
Kotoku-in Temple, The Great Buddha Statue
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CU Photography @CU_Photo - 2016-10-18
The Great #Buddha #Daibutsu at #Kotoku-in in #Kamakura #Japan.

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Amanda @amandatwriter - 2016-05-21
The #daibutsu or giant Buddha at Kotoku-in temple in #Kamakura, #Japan (with a cuddly couple for scale.) https://t.co/fjR63QGk2k
Amanda Taylor @amandatwriter - 2016-05-21
The #daibutsu or giant Buddha at Kotoku-in temple in #Kamakura, #Japan (with a cuddly couple for scale.) https://t.co/fjR63QGk2k
Sarah Smart @SarahPSmart - 2016-03-30
Getting out of the city to visit The Great Buddha and Kotoku- in Temple #Japan #Kamakura #Buddha… https://t.co/f2xmNr4n4P
Baris Unlu @TheBarisUnlu - 2016-03-25
The Great Buddha if Kotoku-in Temple.

#buddha #kamakura #kotokuin @ The Statue Of Amida Buddha… https://t.co/NpYb4rnIG1
たいがあ@英語で世界に発信 @Taigaa001 - 2016-03-11
#kamakura
The great buddha of Kamakura at Kotoku-in is slated to reopen today.
https://t.co/ml5QUugP0R
James Malin @Malin1804 - 2015-11-15
So yesterday Morning I went to Kamakura and visited the Great Buddha, Kotoku-in Temple and Hasedera Temple. https://t.co/NmX0Ee9ecT
James Malin @Malin1804 - 2015-11-15
So yesterday Morning I went to Kamakura and visited the Great Buddha, Kotoku-in Temple and Hasedera Temple. https://t.co/NmX0Ee9ecT
Oakhouse Tokyo @oakhousetokyo - 2015-10-10
The great Buddha of Kotoku-in in #Kamakura, not far away from #Tokyo :D http://t.co/U6yMVoVhXX
zeppy.io buddhist @zeppy_buddhist - 2015-09-29
Kotoku-in glossy poster picture #photo buddhist temple kamakura #japan #buddha 13, LINK:
http://t.co/s2XnjAYASF http://t.co/iKBEXChZfi
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

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