Kamaishi Dai-Kannon

Travel Guide - Kamaishi Dai-Kannon

Information

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

Closed

  • 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

* Please click each address to show the location.
Shinawaga-ura (Yakatabune Houseboats)
Shinagawa-ura and the Yakatabune houseboats have been ranked in the top 100 sights of Shinagawa chosen by the local residents. Even though th ...  more »
Koiwai Farm
Koiwai Farm was opened in 1891 as Japan's largest privately owned ranch covering 3,000 hectares at the southern foot of Mt. Iwate. You can vi ...  more »
Jodogahama Beach
On the north of Miyako Bay, one of the largest fishing ports in Iwate Prefecture, spreads Jodogahama beach. The colors of blue ocean, white i ...  more »
Sky Bus Tokyo / Sky Hop Bus
Riding the Sky Bus Tokyo is recommended during your free time near JR Tokyo Station. The double-decker bus runs six different courses, each o ...  more »
Yume-no-Ohashi Bridge
Yume-no-Ohashi Bridge is a big bridge which connects Aomi and Ariake. The bridge is exclusively for pedestrians and bicycles. The bridge has  ...  more »
Shiromaru Dam
In the upstream region of Hatonosu-keikoku Valley sits Shiromaru Dam, which was constructed in 1963 and holds back the Tama-gawa River. The d ...  more »
Tokyo Shitamachi Bus
Tokyo Shitamachi Bus is a convenient sightseeing route bus that goes to major spots of Tokyo Shitamachi Area (from JR Tokyo Station to JR Kin ...  more »

Tweets

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