The bronze statue probably dates from 1252....
The statue is approximately 13.35 metres (43.8 ft) tall including the base and weighs approximately 93 tonnes. The statue is hollow, and visitors can view the interior.
This is the Temple of Buddha and the gate of the eternal, and should therefore be entered with reverence!
Kamakura is a little village, located at the south-coast of Japan. Beside the gigantic, magical great Buddha sitting in the middle of Japan's peaceful nature, Kamakura has to offer much more: such as the bamboo-forest or the beaches and fisher village close to the harbor.