• Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

    Great Buddha who stands in nature!

The Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏) is a principal object (Honzon) in the temples called "Kotoku-in (高徳院)".
Kamakura Daibutsu is a popular tourist spot in the Kamakura area.

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

That temple is located about 10 minutes' walk from Jiang Enoden (Enoshima Electric Railway) 'Hase Station (長谷駅)'

we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.

Hase Station

An admission is from 8 o'clock. The admission fee is 200 yen for adults.

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏) entrance

These are few part of many 'Kotoku-in (高徳院) Temple' photos.

Nio-mon Gate (仁王門).

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏) Nio-mon Gate

Next to the ticket office there is a Temizuya (手水舎 / Hand-wash Place).

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏) Temizuya

Be sure to wash your hands before entering a sacred place.

This day is July. The weather forecast was "fine mark"...

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

but because it went early in the morning, it was hazy.

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

However, it was sunny before noon.

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

If you go early in the morning, it may be a place where it will be hazy.

A design drawn on the incense lamp is wonderful.

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

The height of the Daibutsu (大仏) is 11.3 m.

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

It seems that it is 2/3 the size of the Daibutsu of Nara (奈良の大仏).

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

This is "Kangetsu-do (観月堂)".

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

This is a picture of a sunny day in June. ※afternoon 台座の前では、たくさんの人が写真撮影中。

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏) 大仏

The ears of the Daibutsu are very long. * Ear length is 1.90 m

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

右側から… Including the pedestal, the total height is 13.35 m. The face length is 2.35 m.

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

The round thing between the eyebrows is called "byakkou (白毫)". *0.18m

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

The hand is distinctive.

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

The two windows on the back are the windows for draining the soil when Buddha statue is made.

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

A distinctive hairstyle is called "Rahotsu (螺髪)". There are 656 of that "Rahotsu (螺髪)".

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏) 螺髪

Please take a walk sometimes! This huge sandalskin was dedicated with such thought.

Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

The photograph was taken 2005 and 2014.

On the day you go on sightseeing in Kamakura, if the weather is nice, be sure to visit the Kamakura Daibutsu (鎌倉大仏)

English on this page is translated from Japanese to English using the Google translation site. Sorry if there are sentences that are difficult to read.

[Kanagawa] Kotoku-in Temple - 高徳院 -

  • Address : 4-2-28, Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
  • Phone : 0467-22-0703
  • Hours : 8:00 - 17:30 (April - September), 8:00 - 17:00 (October - March)
  • Admission fee : free
  • Access : Enoshima Electric Railway (江島電鉄) "Hase Station (長谷駅)", 10-minute walk


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