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高徳院(大仏) Kotoku-in (The Great Buddha)

高徳院(大仏) Kotoku-in (The Great Buddha)
Address: 2-28 Hase 4-chome Kamakura
Hours: 7:00-17:30
Admission: 200yen
Restroom: Available
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Basic Information

Basic Information
Kotokuin Temple, better known as Kamakura Daibutsu, belongs to the Jodo Buddhist sect. Construction of Daibutsu, a 11.31-meter-tall gilt bronze seated statue, was commenced in 1252. It was originally covered with gold leaf. The statue sat indoors, but repeated disasters destroyed the building that housed to give the open-air statue seen now. The Daibutsu statue is Kamakura's only national treasure that is a statue of Buddha.

How to get there

How to get there
By Walk: 10 minutes from Hase station or 30 minutes from Kamakura station.


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