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Giant Standing Buddha in Kamakura

Sharing a Bit of Japan by KCP Student Kyle

Less than an hour to the south of Tokyo is the town of Kamakura. Kamakura’s beautiful cultural assets are popular among visitors today. Kamakura’s history and heritage, once lost, have been rebuilt now and proudly stand as a testament to Japan’s history.

Check out KCP 2022 Academic Year student, Kyle Smith in photos as he shares his Kamakura adventures!

In front of HaseDera Temple 1300 year anniversary golden lanternIn front of Hasedera Temple 1300 year anniversary golden lantern

Officially known as Kaikozan Jishoin Hasedera, the Hase Kannon Temple is situated on a hill in Kamakura with a magnificent view of the sea.

Hase Dera temple top view Panoramic

Hasedera (長谷寺) Temple top view Panoramic

Giant Standing Buddha in Kamakura

Giant Standing Buddha in Kamakura

The great Buddha of Kamakura is made from bronze and said to date back to 1252.

Statue in front of Benzaiten CaveStatue in front of Benzaiten Cave

Benzaiten caveBenzaiten cave

Kyle Smith at Hase Dera Temple top viewKyle Smith at Hasedera Temple top view

Gold Buddha at Hase Dera Temple

Gold Buddha at Hasedera Temple

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine Symbols

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine Symbols

 

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