The Great Buddha, or 'Daibatsu', can be found close to Hase station, just outside of Kamakura, at Kotoku-in temple. The bronze statue of a seated Buddha is over 13 meters tall. It's actually the second largest Buddha in Japan. The statue was originally made in the 13th century. It used to have a place in a temple but the temple was destroyed by a tsunami in the 15th century.
Entrance to see the statue is 300 yen for adults. There isn't much at the grounds aside from the large Buddha and, next to the smoking area, his oversized sandals. On the weekends, this site is very crowded. You can pay extra to view the area underneath the Great Buddha, but I don't recommend this because there isn't m...Read More