Kotoku-in

The Great Buddha in Kotoku-in is considered as one of the two large statues of Buddha in Japan along with the one in Nara. The statue that is 11.31-meter-tall weighing 121 tons is said to have required five years to be built. The original wooden statue was gold plated. After being damaged by earthquakes and tsunami, it was rebuilt to be the present bronze statue. The statue is hollow and visitors can go inside. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to look inside the Great Buddha.

Address
4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Contact No.
+81-467-22-0703
Access
7-min walk from Hase station on Enoshima electric railway.
Opening Hours / Holidays
8:00-17:30
Open all year round
Official Website
http://www.kotoku-in.jp/
Time Required
30 minutes
Admission fee
Admission fee: adults 200 yen, elementary school students 150 yen (Inside Buddha, 20 yen)

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Great Buddha and the four seasons

In addition to the charm of the Great Buddha itself, the surrounding nature gives it a seasonal charm. About 50 cherry blossom trees color the scenery around Buddha with soft pink flowers in spring. Autumn brings with it the warmth of red and yellow leaves as well the illuminations in mid-November. No matter when you go, you'll be greeted by the beauty of nature.

Step inside the Great Buddha

The Great Buddha is hollow and visitors can go inside it. You can study the casting seams and traces of reinforcement as a result of the maintenance conducted more than 30 times in its history. The two windows on its back were used to take out the dirt at the final stage of building the statue. (admission fee, 20 yen)

Source:気ままに。

Buddha’s Straw Sandals

There are big straw sandals hung in the rest room in Kotoku-in. They were presented to Buddha from the children in Ibaraki prefecture with the message, “please stretch your legs sometimes.” One sandal is 180 cm×90 cm in size and weighs about 45 kg.

Kangetsu-do

Kangetsu-do is a precious building which was originally built in Korean dynasty in 15th century and relocated and reconstructed at its present location. It houses the standing statue of Kannon Bosatsu considered to be built in the late Edo period.

Source:pixta

Kotoku-in

The Great Buddha in Kotoku-in is considered as one of the two large statues of Buddha in Japan along with the one in Nara. The statue that is 11.31-meter-tall weighing 121 tons is said to have required five years to be built. The original wooden statue was gold plated. After being damaged by earthquakes and tsunami, it was rebuilt to be the present bronze statue. The statue is hollow and visitors can go inside. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to look inside the Great Buddha.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Great Buddha and the four seasons

In addition to the charm of the Great Buddha itself, the surrounding nature gives it a seasonal charm. About 50 cherry blossom trees color the scenery around Buddha with soft pink flowers in spring. Autumn brings with it the warmth of red and yellow leaves as well the illuminations in mid-November. No matter when you go, you'll be greeted by the beauty of nature.

Step inside the Great Buddha

The Great Buddha is hollow and visitors can go inside it. You can study the casting seams and traces of reinforcement as a result of the maintenance conducted more than 30 times in its history. The two windows on its back were used to take out the dirt at the final stage of building the statue. (admission fee, 20 yen)

Source:気ままに。

Buddha’s Straw Sandals

There are big straw sandals hung in the rest room in Kotoku-in. They were presented to Buddha from the children in Ibaraki prefecture with the message, “please stretch your legs sometimes.” One sandal is 180 cm×90 cm in size and weighs about 45 kg.

Kangetsu-do

Kangetsu-do is a precious building which was originally built in Korean dynasty in 15th century and relocated and reconstructed at its present location. It houses the standing statue of Kannon Bosatsu considered to be built in the late Edo period.

Source:pixta

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