The Great Buddha of Kamakura at Kotoku-in Temple

This temple is where the Great Buddha, a symbol of Kamakura, is enshrined.


Temple / Closest to Hase Station

As the principal object of worship at Kotoku-in temple, the Buddhist statue of Amida Nyorai enjoys tremendous popularity among the famous spots of Kamakura.
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is familiar for the intensity of its presence.
With a height of approximately 11.39 meters and a weight of about 121 tons, it boasts an overwhelming presence befitting the name of Dai-butsu, or Great Buddha.
Be sure to have a look at the two powerful Nio statues guarding the Nio-mon entrance.
There is also a giant straw sandal decoration hanging in the inner cloister.
Measuring about 1.8 meters long, 0.9 meters wide, and weighing approximately 45 kilograms, it seems to be just the right size for a Great Buddha.


  • There is an entrance where it is possible to go inside the Interior of the Great Buddha.
  • The giant straw sandals are popular for taking photos.


  • The Great Buddha of Kamakura
  • Kotoku-in Nio Statue
  • Kotoku-in Straw Sandals


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  • Hua Chu


Basic Information

Name in Japanese
鎌倉大仏 高徳院
Official Name
Daiyoku-san, Kotoku-in Sosenji Temple
Postal Code
4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura City, Kanagawa
1.Adults, Junior and Senior High School Students: 300 yen
2.Elementary School Students: 200 yen
3. The Interior of the Great Buddha Statue: 20 yen
No holidays
1.April to September: 8:00 am-5:30 pm
2.October to March: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
3.The Interior of the Great Buddha Statue: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
About a 7-minute walk from the Enoshima Electric Railway’s Hase Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)