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Big buddha a short walk from the Kamakura Station. A few signs guide you along the streets to it. Near a temple. Need to pay to enter both the Buddha and the Temple. One ticket for each. If you can get there early there are...More
The great Buddha is very neat- and if you’re in kamakura. You’re going. You’re paying a $3.00 fee to get in- and you’re going. What ended up being really special for my husband and I was we stumbled into a massive group of school children...More
The Grand Buddha statue is well worth seeing. Very impressive size and sits in a lovely wooded area just outside the town. We walked to the temple from the train station, it's just less than 2km. There are buses and a tram available, we got...More
One of the three great Buddha statues in Japan. This one is located in Kamakura. This is a bronze statue. The shrine is known as Kotoku-in. The statue is located outdoor.
The Buddha statue is a representation of Amida Buddha. It is considered a national...More
While not as HUGE as I was expecting, the Buddha statue is still fascinating and alluring. The gardens of the surrounding temple are nothing special, but the whole trip to Kamakura is a relaxing and a nice break from crazy busy Tokyo.
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is, well, great.
It is imposing and fascinating and so beatiful, gives off a feeling of calmness and peace.
The grounds of the temple are also very relaxing. Well worth the money.
The spiritual experience is well worth the trip to Kamakura. It is one of the better Buddha sites to visit with a great history. Additionally getting to experience the train system in Japan to get to Kamakura is an adventure in its self. After visiting...More
Yep around 190yen. Discount tickets which include access to the attractions are avaiable. Also if you have a Suica or Pasmo card (available to purchase everywhere) you can use those to travel on the enoshima electric... More
Yep around 190yen. Discount tickets which include access to the attractions are avaiable. Also if you have a Suica or Pasmo card (available to purchase everywhere) you can use those to travel on the enoshima electric railway (also very useful for Tokyo metro line and buses etc).....if you have time then travel further down the line and visit the Enoshima sea candle too.. .great views of mount Fuji if it's a clear day!
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Best is to travel by metro train (JR). You can board JR from Sakuragicho station. As far as train tickets are concerned, it's better to have the train pass (Suica or any other). It can be obtained from the ticket machines... More
Best is to travel by metro train (JR). You can board JR from Sakuragicho station. As far as train tickets are concerned, it's better to have the train pass (Suica or any other). It can be obtained from the ticket machines deployed at the station itself. Get it for 1000 yen, of which 500 yen would be deducted as the security deposit (which is refundable when you return the card on your departure from Japan). You can refer the following path to reach The Great Buddha.
1. Board the train from Sakuragicho station at the Negishi Line to reach Ofuna station. I think it runs from platform number 3.
2. Get off the train at Ofuna Station. Board the train from Ofuna station at Yokosuka line to reach Kamakura station.
3. Get off the train at Kamakura station. Board the train from here at the Enoshima Dentetsu Line to reach Hase station.
4. Get off the train at Hase station. You have to walk from here for about 650m to reach Great Buddha.
Don't worry about getting lost at all. Google maps works way better here and most importantly, Japanese people are very helpful.
1. Reacharge Suica with enough yen before commencing your journey as you will find that most of the places accept Suica for any purchase. Do carry some amount of cash as well.
2. Have a working internet connection on your cellular device along with the google maps app. It's way too useful too not get lost.
3. If you like to walk, you can reach the Great Buddha from Kamakura Station itself. It's about 1.2 km from there. As weather is good most of the time in Jaoan, you won't feel uncomfortable.
Hope this helps. Have a wonderful stay in Japan.