Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

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Do you know where the most popular place for tourists to take a souvenir photos in Japan is? And do you know what the first statue photographed and introduced to foreign travelers in Japan was? The answer to both questions is the same: Kamakura’s Daibutsu!

Overview

Address

4-2-28, Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture (Map) (Directions)

Price

¥150 - ¥200

Phone Number

0467-22-0703

Website

Official Website (English, Japanese)

Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Free guides/pamphlets

Access

You can reach Daibustu in three ways, by the Enoden (tram), by bus, and by foot. If you choose the Eno-den, please get off at Hase Station. After passing through the ticket gate, turn right and walk for 7 minutes. If you take a bus, the bus will leave from an East gate terminal (#1 or #6). Pay when you get off at the front of the bus. The fare will be 190 yen. Get off at the “Daibutsu-mae” stop, the one after Hase Kannon. This bus stop is a bit tricky. After you get off the bus, walk back in the direction your bus just came from, and cross the street at the signal. The entrance to Daibutsu is on the left. If you get there in the afternoon, you’ll be fine—just follow the crowds. But if you are an early bird, and no one is there in the morning, it might be confusing. Finally, if you follow a map, walking to Daibutsu is quite easy. You can enjoy a nice stroll. The back streets of Kamakura are beautiful!

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