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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4.03 weeks ago

It is nice place to spend time, walking around nearby. But I prefer the old days here. I found a new shelter surrounding the Buddha which was not here long time ago. Anyway still nice to be here

5.0in the last week

鎌倉大仏:) it’s super huge and you can also entre inside if you pay 20¥ or something like that! Great experience.

4.0a week ago

It's a nice place to visit. The Buddha statue is considerably large with a calmness on face. The place is full of greenery with some old design home like formations. It takes around 1hr to see this place. Along with Hasedera temple and Enoshima island this is a nice place to visit in a day tour of Kamakura and Enoshima.

4.02 months 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.

5.03 weeks ago

Very interesting, you also can see how it has been made by going inside

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Strongly recommend you to visit by train due to massive traffic jam in this old town. As I mentioned in my profile, I will pick you up at the entrance of your hotel, then bring you to Kamakura by train. It's also great idea to use...

Strongly recommend you to visit by train due to massive traffic jam in this old town. As I mentioned in my profile, I will pick you up at the entrance of your hotel, then bring you to Kamakura by train. It's also great idea to use bicycle to go around in this small and historic town.
"Enoden" trip, which is the single track local train from Kamakura to Enoshima, will be highlight of your Kamakura visiting.

Please enjoy!

VisitedApr 2016

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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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