Probably Kamakura’s most famous tourist attraction. Kotokuin Temple is home to a 121-ton stone Buddha (“The Great Buddha”) which has stood since the mid-13th century and is a designated National Treasure. It took 10 years to complete, the cost of construction borne by the priests and members of the community.
LocationKōtoku-in, 4 Chome-2-28 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016
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10 minutes from Hase Station on the Enoshima Electric Railway (three stops from Kamakura Station).
8:00-17:30 April-September; 8:00-17:00 October-March