・ Basic Information about Kotoku-in
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.
Address: 2-28 Hase 4-chome Kamakura
・ Access to Kotoku-in
By Walk: 10 minutes from Hase station or 30 minutes from Kamakura station.