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Stunning location

Pearched on top of steep hill overlooking the city of Ofuna this temple is a quiet and... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Andrew K
Zushi, Japan
Simple&Silent local temple

The white statue that could be seen while you are on JR line... that is the Ofuna Kannon(大船観音... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank HannyTjiptadi
Reviewed 5 May 2018

LIke other reviewers we spotted the imposing statue from the train and decided to get off the train on the way back to Tokyo from Kamakura. Much larger than the buddha, this female deity is incredibly imposing and simultaneously serene. A short walk from the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Aliyore
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Pearched on top of steep hill overlooking the city of Ofuna this temple is a quiet and contemplative place despite overshadowing the busy railway station below.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The white statue that could be seen while you are on JR line... that is the Ofuna Kannon(大船観音). Beside a lot of tourists visit temples near Kamakura station, this is more silent and local temple in a friendly town Ofuna. The statue was first planned...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank L7680GX_
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Not happy to get a glimpse from Ofuna station, I always wanted to see this close up. It is a beautiful monument, with a very meaningful purpose. Take at least an hour for the visit.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Higuma2017
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

From Tokyo to Kamakura, you will see the big white statue of Kannon-sama near the JR Ofuna station. It looks good. You can walk to the statue and the temple from the station. It’s a easy hill climb. It’s worth the time and the efforts....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It was kind of cool to see this huge statue above all trees. Too bad I wasn't allowed to get all the way up...

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank d3j08
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We went on a somewhat rainy day, so there were not large crowds at the Kanon. This made our journey peaceful and contemplative. The statue itself is quite serene.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jody M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Perched on a hill near to the Ofuna railway station, this is an unusual female Buddha statue. The pathway leading to the statue is rather steep, but worth the climb to see the beautiful head in full detail. Started in 1934, the construction was not...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I saw a glimpse of the Kannon statue while I was on the way to Kamakura and I told myself that I have to be there. The view from the walkway and bridge to the Kannon is very nice and beautiful. You have to walk...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Hazame
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