Notice and Apology

Great Buddha Maintenance and Restoration

From January 13 (Weds) to March 10 (Thurs), 2016, maintenance and repair work will be taking place on the premises, using government funding, so it will not be possible to view the Buddha statue. During this period, however, the amulet shop and the gift shop on the grounds will be open for business as usual. Visitors will be able to stamp their visit books, and purchase amulets and other gift items. During this period, there will be no charge to enter the premises.

Gates are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shops are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (Visit books may be stamped until 4:30 p.m.)
Admission: free of charge for duration of period above

Special Display during Construction Period 1

Live broadcast from camera behind the curtain.

While the research and repairs are going on, live images will be broadcast from fixed cameras in the work area. These will display the area near the head of the main image, and the view from the head of the main image. These broadcasts will also show the work in progress, so please have a look.
(Broadcasts will be suspended when the main gates are closed. Broadcasts may also be suspended sometimes when the main gates are open, depending on the status of the ongoing repair work. We are grateful for your understanding and support. While the research and repairs are going on, the broadcasts may also be viewed on the monitor located to the right-rear of the corridor, when facing the main image. Please visit the premises for a closer look. )

Special Display during Construction Period 2

Explanatory Panels

While the research and repairs are going on, on this site we will post the content of the explanatory panels that are displayed in the corridor that surrounds the main hall. Those interested in the aims of the ongoing research and repairs and the details of the operations should please have a look here.

[PDFs of Explanatory Panels (only in Japanese)]

Announcement

The Great Buddha and Kotoku-in

An Overview of the Great Buddha

The Four Seasons on the Temple Grounds

Guide to the Temple Grounds

Guide to Visiting Kotoku-in

Access (by Public Transportation)

Access (by Private Vehicle)

Access to Other Spots in the Vicinity

Site Map