Kamaishi Dai-Kannon

Travel Guide - Kamaishi Dai-Kannon


Kamaishi Dai-Kannon is a big statue of Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) constructed in 1970.
You can go inside the 48.5 meters tall statue which overlooks the the Kamaishi Bay, and from the observatory 38 meters above the ground, you can see the Mada-misaki Cape on the left and the Ozaki-hanto Peninsula on the right.
There are also 33 small wooden Kannon statues enshrined inside.

Opening Hours

  • 9:00–17:00 (March – June, October – November) *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • 9:00–17:30 (July - September) *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • 9:00–18:00 (July 20 - August 20) *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • 9:00–16:30 (December - February) *admission until 30 minutes before closing


  • December 29 – 31

Access / Public Transport

  • 7 minutes from JR Kamaishi Station by the bus bound for Hirata. Get off at Kannon-iriguchi Bus stop.

Address / Location

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N @NattyG0 - 2020-08-27
@talk_play_love The one I went to was in Kamishi and it turns out this is not the same one! WHOOPS! They look simil… https://t.co/x0DM266TYT
Frame of Travel (Victor) @frameoftravel - 2019-10-03
《Kamaishi Dai-Kannon》
On the first day of our road trip through Tohoku, we ended up visiting the area of Kamaishi a… https://t.co/DslgMFqxjU
Japan Hoppers @JapanHoppers - 2018-05-18
Kamaishi Dai-Kannon was built in April of 1970 and today stands at a height of 48.5m. It is located at a high point… https://t.co/xRUjOtNEUb
Alan Mockridge @alangm - 2018-01-05
Kamaishi downtown from the Dai Kannon and Heita site for testing stability of land refill