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Great Buddha of Kamakura
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Constructed in 1252, the Great Buddha is the principal image of the Kotoku-In Temple. The Great Buddha of Kamakura is sometimes referred to as the Great Buddha of Hase, and it stands 13.35m tall. Designated as a national treaure in 1958, visitors can enter inside.
4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Junior high school students and older ¥200Elementary school students 150
April- September: 8:00- 17:30October- March: 8:00- 16:30* Admission hours of inside the body of Great Buddha: 8:00- 16:30
Mar., Apr., May, Jun., Jul.
Mar- Jul timeframe is recommended for a visit if you wish to enjoy flowers so unique to Kamakura with the Great Buddha, such as cherry blossoms, hydrangea, etc. During the hydrangea season, however, it will be very busy with many tourists including students on school excursion trip
A 7-minute walk from the "Hase Station" on the Enoshima Electric Railway line.
Transfer to Enoden bus at "Kamakura Station" of JR Yokosuka Line. Exit from the "Daibutsu Mae" stop.
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