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Kōtoku-in, Kamakura

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#1 of 719 in Historic Sites in Kanagawa Prefecture
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Admire the monumental statue of Kōtoku-in, one of the largest Buddha figures in Japan. The towering bronze statue dates back to the 13th century and sits outside a Buddhist temple in the small town of Kamakura. Enjoy the view of the 13.3 m (43.8 ft) tall Amitabha Buddha, an imposing sight dominating peaceful temple grounds. For a small fee, you can venture inside the hollow statue to see the elaborate structural work that makes up this gargantuan monument. Using our custom trip planner, Kamakura attractions like Kōtoku-in can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The main reason why people come to Kamakura, to pay homage to the Buddha in meditative pose. Always busy. However, the place can still feel spiritual. Our suggestion would be to approach it via the.....  more
    The main reason why people come to Kamakura, to pay homage to the Buddha in meditative pose. Always busy. However, the place can still feel spiritual. Our suggestion would be to approach it via the.....  more »
  • A must visit when you are in Kamakura. Find bus stop F1 to take the bus to the temple which is about 10-12 mins ride. Cost is ¥300 per pax to enter the temple. A very small temple which can be... 
    A must visit when you are in Kamakura. Find bus stop F1 to take the bus to the temple which is about 10-12 mins ride. Cost is ¥300 per pax to enter the temple. A very small temple which can be...  more »
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  • Awesome Shrine site to visit, plenty of walking and photography. we enjoyed the solemnity of the ancient place. Definitely a must visit Shrine. Walking around is safe and there are plenty of amenities and people are friendly. We discovered hidden shrines and old Japanese houses. the weather was warm and no rain or wind very pleasant time to visit in December - less tourists haha! W very pleased we visited Kotoku-in A very memorable authentic Japanese adventure.
  • One of the best Buddha statue in Japan. It takes about 10-15min by walk from the station. You can enjoy many local street foods there. Saw the photos of this monument several times in travel magazine, internet and tv so I was very excited about to experience it live. Really its worth to travel and enjoy. The Buddha Statue is really huge and always crowded by tourists. Beyond the statue there is also a garden,caves etc. The main attraction is really worth to watch. And during the spring season, the beauty of the Sakura overwhelm its beauty. Really every one must go and visit. Recommended to all the travel lover.

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