Great Buddha

Sightseeing information about Great Buddha in Japan.


Great Buddha (Daibutsu)4.6

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Kamakura's most symbolic sight is the Great Buddha bronze statue sitting 11.3m tall, second in height after the Great Buddha in Nara. The statue is very imposing with its head measuring 2.35m, eyes 1m and ears 1.9m, and weighing 120 tons. For an extra fee, you can go inside the statue to see its inner structure.

Major highlights around this spot include Jojuin Temple, famous for its hydrangea garden, Hase-dera Temple providing good views of the sea, and the 900-long Yuigahama Beach. There many restaurants offering savory sushi and shops selling souvenirs and trinkets.

Purposeelderly,spiritual places,family,Japanese resort,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 34.3km) Google Transit

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4.0a week ago

It’s nice to take a photo here. It gets crowded time to time. There is a bus station right outside the temple and very accessible.

4.02 weeks ago

While not as HUGE as I was expecting, the Buddha statue is still fascinating and alluring. The gardens of the surrounding temple are nothing special, but the whole trip to Kamakura is a relaxing and a nice break from crazy busy Tokyo.

4.02 months ago

Great Japanese cultaral place to visit. Has a lot of tourists and locals. Is very pretty when it snows. If you would like to see the inside you can pay a few hundred yen to go inside the great budah. Look on the right of the great budah for his slippers which hang on a wall.

4.08 months ago

Beautiful place to give your gratitude and say prayers. Relatively quiet, through of course you will murmurs due to the number of people who will visit. There's a cost of 200 yen to enter and a cost of 20 yen if you would like to see inside the statue. You are able to walk around the garden and there are places to sit if needed or if you just want to take in the site.

4.0a month ago

A direct link from fabled past eras to today.

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Kamakura is the city where the first military government headed by Samurai was established in the 12th century and flourished as the center in respect of politics, military affairs, economics, diplomacy and etc. In those days, the Bud...

Kamakura is the city where the first military government headed by Samurai was established in the 12th century and flourished as the center in respect of politics, military affairs, economics, diplomacy and etc.

In those days, the Buddhism developed tremendously under the patronage of the-then government, and Daibutsu represents one of these Buddhism-related structures. Let us visit not only Daibutsu but also other various temples and shires around in Kamakura.

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