Kamakura Visitor's Guide

Tourist spots

Tourist spots

Kotokuin Temple (Daibutsu)


The Daibutsu at Kotokuin is known as Kamakura Daibutsu.
The height is 11.31 meters (13.35 meters including the base) and the weight is about 121 tons. The construction of the bronze statue of Buddha as it appears today dates from 1252. Kamakura Daibutsu is the only statue of Buddha in Kamakura that is designated as a national treasure. 

The whole statue was gilded and placed inside of Daibutsu-den or the great Buddha hall when it was completed. It is now an outdoor Daibutsu because the Daibutsu-den building was destroyed by earthquakes and tsunamis.


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4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura City
Adult (older than middle school students) ¥200 Elementary school students ¥150 To enter the interior of the Daibutsu ¥20
◆ Group discount (over 30 people)
Adult ¥170 Middle/High school students ¥150 Elementary school students ¥100
◆ Free for people with disabilities (disability identification card required)
◆ Free for elderly citizens (senior citizen identification card required)
April - September...8:00 - 17:30, October - March...8:00 - 17:00 Admission to the interior of the Daibutsu 8:00 - 16:30
Daibutsu (national treasure), monuments to Tatsuko Hoshino and Kensai Iimuro, monuments with poetry inscriptions for Akiko Yosano and Kunen Kaneko
[Spring] Yoshino cherry trees, rhododendrons
[Summer] Chinese trumpet vines, crape myrtle
[Autumn] Japanese clovers, leaf color change
[Winter] Christmas/Yuletide camellia, daffodils
1. A 10-minute walk from the Enoshima Electric Railway Hase Station
2.From JR Kamakura Station East Exit: At Terminal No.1 or 6 take a bus bound for or via "Daibutsu-mae", get off at "Daibutsu-mae", and A 1-minute walk
3. A 30-minute walk from JR Kamakura station west exit

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