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Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-0703
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This nearly 47-foot bronze statue of Amida Buddha is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan.
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4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-0703
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Reviewed yesterday

I have seen the tallest bronze Buddha statue in the world at Todaiji Temple, Nara but this one is equally as impressive as it's not undercover. I was lucky to see it on a beautiful sunny day too. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank IslandMichele007
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and sereen area. Although busy, still sereen. Amasing statue and you can even get in. Quit a walk from the station, but that was oké.

Thank Xeanette D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a great place to visit. Definitely try a guided tour to get in the history about the place to really appreciate it.

Thank DHC518
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really interesting to visit although when we were here is was very busy. Make sure you go inside the Buddha to see how it was made.

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

y to make the trip to kamakura is a great idea. It takes nearly two hours to arrive. You can enjoy a trking arround the shrines for near 6-10 km easy going. The experience of seeing the buda is bbreath taking. There is an interesting...More

Thank Miquel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historical place to visit with a very beautiful garden. Don't forget to go inside it, it's a nice structure to know.

Thank PatrickBonadies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Kanto area, it's definitely a must to visit place! We visited with our relatives and its children. All enjoyed! If you pay ¥20 you can go inside the Great Buda and take some pics as well. The kids had fun there!

Thank kahiromijp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One big Buddha as central of attraction - surrounded by ok-ish looking garden. You can buy ticket to enter into the basement to have a feel of what it's like to be inside a bronze statue. 2 shops selling typical souvenirs - nothing great....

Thank Cilla_Caitlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's totally worthy to take the day to discover Kamakura and visit the gigantic statue of Buddha, we walk there from Nishi-Kamakura station. Wonderful views on the way

Thank 照沙 風
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this remarkable Buddha in 2005 but, while in Japan in August, I had to go back. The town outside of the Buddha shrine is nice.

Thank KayteeHC
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Nette M
31 March 2017|
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Response from Dawn14786 | Reviewed this property |
Best is to travel by metro train (JR). You can board JR from Sakuragicho station. As far as train tickets are concerned, it's better to have the train pass (Suica or any other). It can be obtained from the ticket machines... More
10 March 2017|
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Response from Kc O | Reviewed this property |
I think you can ask for car service and they have your packages as well .. The Buddha statue is not that far from the entarance
27 February 2017|
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Response from peterbago | Reviewed this property |
Open and if you go in tourist season the answer is yes