Kotokuin Temple

Museums & Attractions


No trip to Kamakura is complete without a visit to Kotokuin Temple, home of the Daibutsu statue, aka the Great Buddha – the best known of Kamakura’s attractions. The temple dates from 741, and the bronze statue of Buddha from 1252. Over 36 feet (11 metres) high and weighing 121 tonnes, the figure appears ungainly and top-heavy from a distance, but from close up the proportions seem perfect. For a mere ¥20 you can even take a look around inside the statue.


4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Transport Kamakura Station (Yokosuka, Shonan-Shinjuku, Enoshima lines)

Telephone 04 6722 0703

Open Daily 8am-5pm

Admission Free (¥20 to enter the statue)


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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