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.