Notice of Change in Visitor Fees

To all our visitors,

We wish to inform you that the visitors fees for this temple, which have not changed for many years, will
change as of September 1, 2019 (Sunday), as indicated below. We are facing rising costs for many things.
Our principal image, the bronze sculpture of the seated Amida Buddha, is a National Treasure, and our
premises are designated as a national historic landmark. It is increasingly expensive to maintain these
facilities, and we are grateful for your understanding and support.


CurrentBeginning September 1, 2019
Regular visitors (middle-school-age and up)


Holders of Kamakura Fukuju Techo



* The visitors fee for elementary school-age children will remain unchanged at ¥150. The fee for entering the inside of the statue will also be unchanged at ¥20.


No fee is charged for:

  • Small children (below school age)
  • The following are exempt from visitors fees:
  • Persons with documented disabilities (physical, mental, or in rehabilitation)
  • Persons accompanying children or pupils who receive discounts (including employees of travel service companies)
  • Students and educators from institutions that have applied, and been approved for, special support
  • Persons affiliated with care facilities that have applied, and been approved, for exemption

Notice on temporary closure of the temple shop and alternative temporary services during its refurbishment.

We will carry out refurbishment of the temple shop from the 12th January (Saturday) for two months. During that period, please note that the services provided by the shop such as sales of charms and souvenirs, stamping the goshuin books with seal stamps etc. will be available in a temporary building in the corridor. Also, in order to move items to the temporary shop, the main temple shop will be closed on 11th January (Friday). We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your kind understanding.


Notification of discounts on group admission

Please be aware that discounts on group admission rates will no longer be available from April 1, 2017.
Please click here for details.


Restoration project for the preservation of the Daibutsu

From 13 January to March 10 2016, with a subsidy from the state, a restoration project for the preservation of the Daibutsu will commence. Because of the placement of scaffoldings and temporary roof etc., it will be impossible to view the Daibutsu during this time. We apologize deeply for the inconvenience and ask for your kind understanding.


Restrictions on photography in the precincts of Kotoku-in

Please refrain from flying drones in the precincts of Kotoku-in. And we also ask you to refrain from using selfie sticks in the interior of the statue. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.