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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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US$ 117.07*
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Kamakura and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo including the Great Buddha
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One Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo
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This nearly 47-foot bronze statue of Amida Buddha is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan.
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  • Average13%
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4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-0703
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed in Yokohama so it was a handy place to visit for a day with a day ticket of monorail and Enoden tram. A lovely town to visit and my kids enjoyed exploring the inside of the Buddha.

Thank Keiko T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is about an hour train ride from Tokyo and there is quite a walk involved to get there from the train station unless you catch a bus. The neighborhood is nice though the Buddha and area was a bit overrated in my opinion;...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A place full of Energy, and great history. The statue of Buddha itself is a survival of a tsunami of fifteen century. By knowing this you will have an idea how strong and solid is the statue. Huge, gorgeous...it simply impress by its size.

Thank Milton K
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see attraction when visiting Kamakura area. It's only about 10 minutes walk from the train station and there are lots of souvenir shops lined up the streets leading to the Giant Buddha. The entrance fee is only 200 yen (or $2). There are...More

1  Thank phalanxye
Reviewed 1 week ago

Photos don't do this place justice. What an incredible place. Beautiful grounds. Wonderful shop beside the Great Buddha (kind of tacky one outside the entrance). Skip the one outside and get more authentic meaningful items inside. It was crowded but manageable. Highly recommend putting this...More

Thank JoeyCB
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you will google Kamakura then the first thing that pops out is the Great Buddha ! So its a must visit place in Kamakura because of its historical and cultural significance. It is walk-able distance from the station. The whole crowd moves to the...More

Thank Priyanka P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a mere ¥200 you can stroll through mini groves which reveal an enormous Buddha. It's a short walk from the centre of town and is well signposted

Thank sillypaka
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Big Buddha is majestic! We could enter the statue for JPY 20 cent only. The area also has souvenir shops, and peaceful garden. Kamakura area is relatively quite and peaceful. Souvenirs here are also cheaper compared to Kyoto or Osaka.

Thank Andrini_R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice statue, only 50 yen to go inside of it. But the area is very busy, and hard to get good photos.

Thank l0llylala
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this second biggest bronze Buddha in Japan a few days after we visited the biggest Buddha . He is a very handsome Buddha and stands there all alone and without a building ! For a small fee you can go inside! Very important...More

Thank EllieandSherlock
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Nette M
31 March 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
10 March 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
27 February 2017|
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Response from peterbago | Reviewed this property |
Open and if you go in tourist season the answer is yes

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