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Daibutsukiritoshi

Fueda,Tokiwa, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-61-3848
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Perhaps the most iconic image in all of Japan

This bronze of the Lord Buddha, cast in 1252 AD, stands in a peaceful and tranquil garden and... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
alec s
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New York City, New York
Perfect day hike

My husband and I started at Kencho-ji Temple then followed the main road til we found the start of... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Jody M
,
Sarasota, Florida
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Fueda,Tokiwa, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

This bronze of the Lord Buddha, cast in 1252 AD, stands in a peaceful and tranquil garden and Gautama sits gazing at those of us who come to revere His shrine, emanating a radiance of His spirit which He has done so over all of...More

Thank alec s
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

My husband and I started at Kencho-ji Temple then followed the main road til we found the start of the Daibutsukiritoshi Trail. It is a fairly strenuous hike, about 2.2K, with many roots in the path - watch your step! Many ups and downs with...More

Thank Jody M
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

THe Big Buddha is impressive in size and scope but more than that it is peaceful. THe grounds allow for various views of the massive statue so the complexity of the visage can be contemplated. The grounds offer opportunity for reflection and meditation (assuming you...More

1  Thank Tasprof
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

I guess it's impressive. The cool thing was you can go inside and see how a large bronze structure is put together. You can also see the repairs made when the head was bent downward during a typhoon many years ago.

Thank Pruguy
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha (the Lord of the Western Pure Land), which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Buddhist Temple. With a height of 13.35 meters, and weighing 125 tons, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha...More

1  Thank Bob H
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Reviewed April 10, 2015

Impressive statue of Buddha. About 10 minute walk from Hase train station. Many visitors to the place walking the narrow sidewalks. There is a parking place near but looks like its always full.

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Reviewed December 8, 2014

My Japanese hosts surprised me with a visit to the Daibutsu Buddha in Kamakura! I had not been there since I was a child. It looks the same after 60 plus years. What a wonderful experience. The Buddha was created 750 years ago and it...More

1  Thank AuntyLani
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

The beginning of the hike has great rock faces, like something from an Indiana Jones movie. At certain points, the wind picks up and the breeze feels amazing. The end of the hike is mediocre though, with so-so scenery and plenty of mosquitoes. Altogether, worth...More

1  Thank Alan L
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Wonderful hiking trail. Not recommended for someone who isn't capably of a fairly strenuous walk. Be aware that not all directional signs and maps are in English.

Thank Annabella G
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