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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.

Basic information


4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura City

By train : A 10-minute walk from the Enoshima Electric Railway Hase Station
By bus : 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
A 30-minute walk from JR Kamakura station west exit
Telephone number +81-467-22-0703
Fax number +81-467-22-5051
What to see Daibutsu (national treasure), monuments to Tatsuko Hoshino and Kensai Iimuro, monuments with poetry inscriptions for Akiko Yosano and Kunen Kaneko
Flower report [Spring] Yoshino cherry trees, rhododendrons
[Summer] Chinese trumpet vines, crape myrtle
[Autumn] Japanese clovers, leaf color change
[Winter] Christmas/Yuletide camellia, daffodils
About visiting/About the facility Visit fees/Entry fees : Adult (older than middle school students) ¥200
Elementary school students ¥150
To enter the interior of the Daibutsu ¥20
Visit hours/Entry hours : April - September...8:00 - 17:30
October - March...8:00 - 17:00
Admission to the interior of the Daibutsu 8:00 - 16:30
Parking Not available



Kamakura city hall civic life department tourism section


18-10, Onarimachi,Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-8686, Japan

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Kamakura city hall

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