Admire the monumental statue of Kōtoku-in, one of the largest Buddha figures in Japan. The towering bronze statue dates back to the 13th century and sits outside a Buddhist temple in the small town of Kamakura. Enjoy the view of the 13.3 m (43.8 ft) tall Amitabha Buddha, an imposing sight dominating peaceful temple grounds. For a small fee, you can venture inside the hollow statue to see the elaborate structural work that makes up this gargantuan monument. Using our custom trip planner, Kamakura attractions like Kōtoku-in can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Kamakura Highlights Tour with Tea Ceremony and Enoshima Bay Drive from Tokyo BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $116
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Kamakura Half-Day Walking Tour with Kotokuin (Great Buddha) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $116
Duration: 5 hours
A great big Buddha set in beautiful clean courtyards and gardens. This is really a must see as part of a trip to Kamakura. more »
Big Buddha is amongst the main attractions of Kamakura and it delivers. It’s a beautiful big statue of Buddha overlooking the city inside the shrine grounds. Behind the Buddha, there is small shrine..... more »
The Buddha is very impressive. And the grounds are lovely too. A good short hour or two should by enough time to take in the experience. It was not too expensive to enter, compared with other temples, so that was great. You can enter inside the buddha from the back to see how it was created. All in all, fun, and beautiful.
Probably one of the most famous landmarks in the area．Budda's statue is big. Admission is required, but I'm seeing many visitors especially non locals ignored and managed to get in without paying admissions. This place isn't free attraction for foreigners, it's rather a holly place for those in good faith. Please use your common sense when you're visiting here. (or anther places)
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