Kanagawa

Food and Adventure: Big Buddha and Hase Diner at Kamakura

kamakura food adventure

Kamakura-Enoshima in Kanagawa is one of the most beautiful seaside areas in Japan, home to rich culture and historical heritage with its significant Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and numerous festivals.

The most famous of all these attractions is arguably the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan’s second largest bronze Buddha statue located in the Kotoku-in Buddhist Temple. Kotoku-in is just a 10 minute walk from Hase Station on the iconic Enoden train line, and though the original temple buildings that held Great Buddha were destroyed by natural phenomena, the statue still towers in the open air at an absolutely colossal height of roughly 11.3 meters.

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