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Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-0703
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This nearly 47-foot bronze statue of Amida Buddha is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great buddha” (258 reviews)
“day trip” (80 reviews)
“small fee” (35 reviews)
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4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-22-0703
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"great buddha"
in 258 reviews
"day trip"
in 80 reviews
"small fee"
in 35 reviews
"open air"
in 14 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 12 reviews
"train station"
in 51 reviews
"huge statue"
in 10 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 12 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 19 reviews
"short walk"
in 19 reviews
"kotokuin temple"
in 16 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 14 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 18 reviews
"enoden line"
in 11 reviews
"electric railway"
in 11 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 10 reviews
"hiking trail"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The only reason to visit this temple is the Great Buddha, but that is enough. This truly impressive sculpture should be a must see for any visitor to Kamakura.

Thank dapaze
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the biggest Buddha statue I’ve ever seen. It was pretty impressive. The grounds are small but was very nice. There were many cute shops on the Main Street outside of the temple.

Thank siouxsy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was really excited about coming here and I think I would have been really impressed if I hadn't just come from Hong Kong a week prior and seen the Tian Tan Buddha. So while I was a bit underwhelmed, it still was a beautifully...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kamakura is really a perfect day trip from Tokyo. The JR Yokosuka Line connects Tokyo Station directly with Kamakura Station. The one way trip takes just under an hour and costs 920 yen. From the Kamakura Station, stop in the visitor's center to get some...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our main destination in Kamakura is the Great Buddha in the Kotokuin temple. We travelled to Kamakura from Shinjuku using the Kamakura Pass offer from Odakyu train. We get return train ticket from Shinjuku to Fujisawa near Kamakura and unlimited ride on Odakyu and Enoden...More

Thank mike66jakarta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The second biggest Buddha in Japan is pretty impressive, with the temple surrounding it equally welcoming. Get there before 4:30pm so you can actually go inside the Buddha to see how it's pieced together. If you want to earn the sight, take the Daibutsu "hiking"...More

Thank Ross G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is little far from tokyo and have to use at least 3 and half hours to visit there from tokyo. You can see many people who are not Buddhists but they visit as sight seeing. Souvenir shop selling small statues is always crowded but...More

Thank Akhtoo A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip to Kamakura is never complete without a visit to the Great Buddha. We took a cab from Kamakura Station there for about 1000¥. There are some Sakura trees in the compound and that makes it a beautiful setting for phototaking. Go early in...More

Thank StephSoh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. The Great Buddha is something that you wanna see once in your life. He is beautiful. You can see the Great Buddha in the garden where you see the shrine and just next a beautiful Buddhist temple.

Thank Italy_Made
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely beautiful location and grounds. I so highly recommend this place and it's great for all ages. The perfect picture spots and a great feel for Bhudism. You could spent about two hour's here and then pick up the other Temples in the area....More

Thank Perry H
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ProlificTravelr
February 12, 2018|
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Response from zapumal | Reviewed this property |
You can go inside the Buddha for extra 20 yen. But cannot look though the Buddha eyes.
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Nette M
March 31, 2017|
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Response from Dawn14786 | Reviewed this property |
Best is to travel by metro train (JR). You can board JR from Sakuragicho station. As far as train tickets are concerned, it's better to have the train pass (Suica or any other). It can be obtained from the ticket machines... More
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Familytraveler1995
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Kc O | Reviewed this property |
I think you can ask for car service and they have your packages as well .. The Buddha statue is not that far from the entarance
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