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Published on 02.26.2016
If you go to Kamakura, and you don't check out the Big Buddha, you are seriously missing out. The Kamakura Daibutsu is easily one of the most popular and most recognizable sightseeing spots in Kamakura. As some of you may know, I absolutely love Japanese history and religion, so I really like checking out all of the Buddhist statues and temples in Japan. I was a little disappointed that we didn't have time to go inside the statue, but that just means I'll have to go back another time. One thing to weary about is the sheer amount of tourists that crowd around the statue, especially on the weekends. If you can try and get there early and on a weekday.
The Kamakura Daibutsu, literally Big Buddha, is probably one of the most famous buddhist statues in Japan. Always crowded with tourists, it can be difficult to navigate through the area at peak times. You can actually enter the statue itself. Other than the Buddha statue there isn't a whole lot else to do or see. Still with it being one of the closest Buddhist statues to Tokyo.
Access (Thanks to japan-guide.com)
The Great Buddha is located a 5-10 minute walk from Hase Station, the third station from Kamakura along the Enoden railway line. The Enoden is a streetcar-like train that connects Kamakura with Enoshima and Fujisawa. Its terminal station in Kamakura is located just next of JR Kamakura Station.