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

Dewi Arumsari  @dewi_arumsari88 - 2015-02-06
Super large buddha from Kamakura, Japan. Wanna visit?
https://t.co/C6i4RLE3Pu
鎌倉ゲストハウス  @kamagesu - 2015-02-06
To backpackers who are traveling in Japan,we have a nice cozy place,great Japanese Futon and friendly staffs in Kamakura Guesthouse!
Rain  @Buddha_Insights - 2015-02-06
Giant #Buddha statue at Kamakura, Japan. Taken by a friend. http://t.co/d0QMQ4gywH
Rudi Hasudungan  @ruciko - 2015-02-06
Vegetable rice bowl can’t be missed in sightseeing in Kamakura! Make sure to also check out Kamakura Farmers’ Market https://t.co/sBdam8RI6E
Frankie's Random  @fschrip - 2015-02-06
Photo: travelthisworld: Great Daibutsu of Kamakura, Japan submitted by: thescepteredisle, thanks! http://t.co/A13XGDPVeu
Shin-Howe Chen  @shchen - 2015-02-06
I feel so tranquil in this recent photo i was taken at Hokoku-ji Temple in #Kamakura #Tokyo #Japan. I love this place http://t.co/Ndiymomq5q
Emma Ruth Hughes  @emmaruth_hughes - 2015-02-06
Wish I still had that poncho. Kamakura, 2007. #japan #kamakura #muji #woodland #tbt http://t.co/bcoZ8RyUKr
Bambang Edhy Pratomo  @sakaeru - 2015-02-06
Visit Kamakura, where you can feel just one hour away from Tokyo
https://t.co/9T73L4tytu
birocompany  @birocompany - 2015-02-05
Photo: Long journey ahead. #biro #japan #kamakura #vsco #menswear #photooftheday #日本 #鎌倉 #景色 #outdoor... http://t.co/JZPUEOQ8YJ
birocompany  @birocompany - 2015-02-05
Long journey ahead. #biro #japan #kamakura #vsco #menswear #photooftheday #日本 #鎌倉 #景色 #outdoor #travel… http://t.co/oovgep0v6m
Am I Wrong  @najibrahman27 - 2015-02-05
The Kamakura vegetable rice bowl can’t be missed in sightseeing in Kamakura!
https://t.co/oQJRoLtYyv
Momspennies   @momspennies - 2015-02-05
Autumn colors in Kamakura, Japan http://t.co/PrRFo36bJv I have lived here, Great Memories of my time there! http://t.co/fe5sC1JYyb
Ranzero  @RanVonKusuma - 2015-02-05
The Kamakura vegetable rice bowl can’t be missed in sightseeing in Kamakura! Make sure to
https://t.co/DTlqQRQ1kq
TyeshaVictoria  @TyeBee - 2015-02-05
#Latergram from when I visited the Great Buddha. #BigBuddha #Kamakura #Temple #Japan #HesHuge… http://t.co/i78sI2nSmK
Chandra S. Sirait  @chandr4sirait - 2015-02-05
Make sure to also check out the Kamakura Farmers’ Market
https://t.co/uT53Uw8V1A
akhilesh jain  @akhleshjain - 2015-02-05
The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was an impressive hilltop structure in Kamakura, Japan (about an hour from... http://t.co/ZaHNQJ1qHM
akhilesh jain  @akhleshjain - 2015-02-05
The Giant Buddha of temple of Kōtoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Japan was built in the 13th century. It used to be... http://t.co/z9i4l4ub75
Caro Groove  @CaroGroove - 2015-02-05
Day 3 in Japan was great, just like day 1+3!... #nishikasai #sleepinmetro #kamakura #food #icedmocca… http://t.co/gOsx0BbKJv
Lana Sitompul  @lanastpl - 2015-02-05
The Kamakura vegetable rice bowl can’t be missed in sightseeing in Kamakura! Make sure to also check out
https://t.co/UKyqnkT8gf
Dewi Arumsari  @dewi_arumsari88 - 2015-02-04
The Kamakura vegetable rice bowl can’t be missed in sightseeing in Kamakura!
https://t.co/jxWRwFSjyt



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