The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha located at the Kotokuin Temple.
The bronze statue stands with a height of 13.35 meters and it considered as the second tallest bronze statue in Japan.
Originally, the statue was located inside a large temple hall, but the temple buildings were destroyed and left only the statue. So, since 1945, the Buddha has been standing in the open air.
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The bronze statue of Amida Buddha
The Great Buddha is located a 5-10 minute walk from Hase Station, the third station from Kamakura along the Enoden railway line. The Enoden is a streetcar-like train that connects Kamakura with Enoshima and Fujisawa. Its terminal station in Kamakura is located just next of JR Kamakura Station.
The temple is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The statue interior is open from 8:00 to 4:30pm. Admission fee 20 yen.
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