Kamakura

Kamakura Buddha

The great Buddha of Kamakura

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental bronze statue of Amitābha Buddha located at the Kōtoku-in Temple in Kamakura. The bronze statue dates back to 1252 AD, in the Kamakura period.

Today I went to visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura It is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amitabha Buddha at the Kōtoku-in Temple in Kamakura of Kanagawa Prefecture According to temple records, the statue dates from around 1252 CE, in the Kamakura period It is now designated as a National Treasure of Japan My JR Pass was still active The train pass has been incredibly helpful for travelling to faraway places in Japan without incurring much expenses I stay in Nara, which is almost 500 km away from Kamakura – but armed with my JR Pass – not too far away! The ride from Nara to Kamakura

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