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Great Buddha of Kamakura (Daibutsu)

The Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kamakura Daibutsu) is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 13.35 meters, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed only by the statue in Nara's Todaiji Temple.
http://www.japan-i.jp/explorejapan/kanto/kanagawa/kamakura-shonan/4oa00l0000006uhr-img/4oa00l0000006ui9.jpg


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(Great Buddha of Kamakura)

The statue was cast in 1252 and originally located inside a large temple hall. However, the temple buildings were destroyed multiple times by typhoons and a tidal wave in the 14th and 15th centuries. So, since 1495, the Buddha has been standing in the open air.

How to get there

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.

How to get to and around Kamakura
http://homepage3.nifty.com/~sirakawa/S/Sugimoto.files/KamakuraMap.jpg

Hours and Fees
Kotokuin Temple
Hours:7:00 to 18:00 (until 17:30 from October to March)
Closed:No closing days
Admission:200 yen

Statue Interior
Hours:8:00 to 16:30
Closed:No closing days
Admission:20 yen

By T.S. on Nov 30, 2010
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