Great Buddha (Daibutsu)
After enjoying Kamkura and all it had to offer we went to our next spot, the Great Buddha. The name was definitely not an exaggeration, it was huge measuring 13.35 Meters high and is the second largest in Japan. The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, located on the grounds of the Kotokuin Temple. It was quite a site and you could even go inside that statue which was really neat. However it was really hot inside, due to the humidity and heat, so I didn’t stay in there too long.
Originally casted in 1252, it was wiped away by a tsunami tidal in the 15th century and was then recanted and remains today. It has made Kamakura famous and is famous across Japan, being its number one attraction. It’s a natural treasure with over 1.2 million visitors a year.