The Great Buddha (or Dibutsu) of Kamakura is one of Japan’s most fascinating historical landmarks. This colossal bronze statue depicts Amida Buddha at the Kotoku-in (徳 temple) temple site in Kamakura. The monument dates back to 1252, but the identity of the original sculptor is unknown today. It is believed to have been first plated with gold, placed in bronze collected from molten Chinese coins. On the right cheek of the statue are only traces of gold leaf, which have remained outside since the temple was destroyed by the tsunami disaster of September 20, 1492.
Daibutsu in Kamakura is the second largest monument in Japan. (Nara Daibutsu only tall) It weighs approximately 121 tons and is 13.35 meters high. You can make a small donation of 20 yen and go inside the sacred monument and see how it is put inside. Through this unique experience, the visit to Dibutsu in Kamakura is guaranteed to be an unforgettable one.