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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5.04 months ago

Highly recommend this buddish temple. It is a sacred place, even not able to understand he language, but it is self explanatory. What you see there you feel the time and it’s history. The pine trees there must be more than hundreds years, and the tombs, the monuments are very antique. You feel very calm while visiting around the place . When you get out of the temple, the surrounding is also very beautiful for a walk and some good coffee with nice attitude services of local people

5.02 months ago

The giant Buddha and the garden is so beautiful. A soothing place to warm a heart.

5.02 months ago

No matter what you faith, a beautiful place to experience Japanese culture.

5.08 months ago

Stunning and larger-than-life. Very affordable admission, easy to find, friendly and helpful staff who will even help you take photos if you ask!

One of the most beautiful attractions in Japan, and very close to Tokyo. Check it out!

5.02 months ago

Very calm and peaceful place to visit the rush will be common in summer time in August...!!!!

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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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