Great Buddha

Sightseeing information about Great Buddha in Japan.


Great Buddha (Daibutsu)4.6

LINEで送る
Go to this spotGoogle Transit
GoodSeasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Reviews

5.0a week ago

It’s “Respect for the Aged” holiday in Japan, so I went to see this big guy. He was born, cast in 1252, in layers. The earthquake and tsunami took away his house, but not him. He has quite amazingly exquisite styling with the hair bumps, nicely formed ears, and contemplative hand position. His base has been adjusted to handle any earthquake that might happen again, and his heavy head reinforced not to fall. He has air vents at the back, and in non-pandemic times, you can climb up inside him for a look over the bay and sea. Kamakura accordingly the place where the first Shogun Minamoto chose as his headquarters. Respect this Japan and world heritage history, quite amazing.

4.0a month ago

A famous sight with a long history. You can even go inside of the statue itself for an additional fee.
Although a beautiful piece of architecture, it should be noted this is not the largest or even in the top 3 largest Buddha statues in Japan.

4.02 weeks ago

great historical place. Famous between new year prayers. Now its open from 10AM Because of this corona virus pandemic

5.0a month ago

Feeling religious
I always feel so blessed and refreshed when i go to visit kamakura bhudda

4.02 months ago

This place closes exactly at 16.45. They don't allow to go inside after this time. The temple functions till 17.00

Spot Reviews (2)

X2

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

Read moreClose
X18

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.

Read moreClose

All reviews