The big Buddha of Kamakura, Kōtoku-in temple

One of Kamakura’s landmarks is without a doubt the Great Buddha of Kamakura. This monumental bronze statue of Buddha is in fact one of the most recognized icons of Japan. Originally, the Buddha was housed inside a hall but has remained outside since the Tsunami of 1498 completely washed away the building. The statue is actually hollow and the inside and can be visited. It is a pretty unique experience to visit the entrails of Buddha itself, but there is not much of a view in there. The impressive outside view should satisfy most visitors.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Kamakura-shi
District : Hase
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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