Kotokuin Temple(the Great Image of Buddha)

The Temple is located in the southwestern part of Kamakura City. From Kamakura station you take a tram car (called Enoden) to Hase station. The ride is approximately ten minutes(190Yen). From Hase station you walk another ten minutes. The Great Image of Buddha is located in Koutokuin Temple. It is the second largest bronze statue in Japan. The statue, with its noble and elegant face, was built in the mid-13th century and is the symbol of Kamakura. The Image used to be housed in a huge wooden building but the building was destroyed by a storm in the mid-14th century.



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