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This is a must if you’re in Tokyo and especially Kamakura. Plan for at least 25-30 min to walk around, sit, and appreciate the temple. It’s only a few hundred yen to enter and 20 yen more to go into the statue. I recommend both....More
I went early in the morning to avoid the crowd!!!
Big bronzen statue of Daibutsu...garden around is nice and quiet.
You can go inside the Daibutsu , to see how they built it. It’s worth to visit this place when you are in Kamakura...
It's the large outdoor Buddha here in Japan! There isn't a lot to do at this temple, and not as much walking around as some others in Kamakura, but it's great to visit.
You can take the electric railway or the bus, or just walk....More
Spent a day at Kamakura, came here to see the famous BIG BUDDHA. Although is huge it is hallow inside.
The weather is perfect so i went trakking on the hillside just right behind the big buddha. At the top of the hillside, there is...More
We were here in 2015 and this time taking family here before our cruise out from Yokohama. Most family members have not been here before so it was worth it even though we only spend a short time here. I liked the train ride, the...More
Very easy to get to from Kamakura station. Get the bus from stop 1 and 6. It’s a small temple with a big statue. Easy to find and walk around. The Buddha is not on a peak or anything. Try and go early as it...More
I would highly recommend if you have an extra day during your stay in Tokyo, to take a quick trip to Kamakura. It's only about an hour from Tokyo and it's a beautiful seaside town. We opted to take the Daibatsu Hiking Trail that ended...More
The best way to explore and enjoy Kamakura is by staying there for 2-3 days. There are so many things to see within short distance when you Stay in Kamakura.There is a Day Pass for 700 Yen that you can use to go anywhere in...More
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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
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 deployed at the station itself. Get it for 1000 yen, of which 500 yen would be deducted as the security deposit (which is refundable when you return the card on your departure from Japan). You can refer the following path to reach The Great Buddha.
1. Board the train from Sakuragicho station at the Negishi Line to reach Ofuna station. I think it runs from platform number 3.
2. Get off the train at Ofuna Station. Board the train from Ofuna station at Yokosuka line to reach Kamakura station.
3. Get off the train at Kamakura station. Board the train from here at the Enoshima Dentetsu Line to reach Hase station.
4. Get off the train at Hase station. You have to walk from here for about 650m to reach Great Buddha.
Don't worry about getting lost at all. Google maps works way better here and most importantly, Japanese people are very helpful.
1. Reacharge Suica with enough yen before commencing your journey as you will find that most of the places accept Suica for any purchase. Do carry some amount of cash as well.
2. Have a working internet connection on your cellular device along with the google maps app. It's way too useful too not get lost.
3. If you like to walk, you can reach the Great Buddha from Kamakura Station itself. It's about 1.2 km from there. As weather is good most of the time in Jaoan, you won't feel uncomfortable.
Hope this helps. Have a wonderful stay in Japan.