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Daibutsu (Big Buddha)

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha (the Lord of the Western Pure... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Bob H
Mississauga, Canada
Great hike

The beginning of the hike has great rock faces, like something from an Indiana Jones movie. At... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2014
Alan L
New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a very large bronze image of Buddha. It was cast in1252 AD and is located in a beautiful garden. It is a very peaceful place to relax, meditate, and enjoy. Note: be aware it was very crowded with school children. I was tired...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This bronze of the Lord Buddha, cast in 1252 AD, stands in a peaceful and tranquil garden and Gautama sits gazing at those of us who come to revere His shrine, emanating a radiance of His spirit which He has done so over all of...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

My husband and I started at Kencho-ji Temple then followed the main road til we found the start of the Daibutsukiritoshi Trail. It is a fairly strenuous hike, about 2.2K, with many roots in the path - watch your step! Many ups and downs with...More

1  Thank Jody M
Reviewed 29 November 2016

THe Big Buddha is impressive in size and scope but more than that it is peaceful. THe grounds allow for various views of the massive statue so the complexity of the visage can be contemplated. The grounds offer opportunity for reflection and meditation (assuming you...More

1  Thank Tasprof
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I guess it's impressive. The cool thing was you can go inside and see how a large bronze structure is put together. You can also see the repairs made when the head was bent downward during a typhoon many years ago.

Thank Pruguy
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha (the Lord of the Western Pure Land), which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Buddhist Temple. With a height of 13.35 meters, and weighing 125 tons, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha...More

1  Thank Bob H
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Impressive statue of Buddha. About 10 minute walk from Hase train station. Many visitors to the place walking the narrow sidewalks. There is a parking place near but looks like its always full.

Thank ArthurSGarcia
Reviewed 8 December 2014

My Japanese hosts surprised me with a visit to the Daibutsu Buddha in Kamakura! I had not been there since I was a child. It looks the same after 60 plus years. What a wonderful experience. The Buddha was created 750 years ago and it...More

1  Thank AuntyLani
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The beginning of the hike has great rock faces, like something from an Indiana Jones movie. At certain points, the wind picks up and the breeze feels amazing. The end of the hike is mediocre though, with so-so scenery and plenty of mosquitoes. Altogether, worth...More

1  Thank Alan L
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Wonderful hiking trail. Not recommended for someone who isn't capably of a fairly strenuous walk. Be aware that not all directional signs and maps are in English.

Thank Annabella G
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