White 25m big Kannon budda statue at Ofuna in Kamakura
I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.
I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard of!
I went to Ofuna Kannon temple.
This is a huge 25 m statue of the Kannon Buddha on top of a hill.
It’s visible from JR Ofuna Station just be the hill.
White Kannon statue
I have passed by this station many times on my way to Kamakura .
And when I saw it, I thought it’s huge and
white and big figure is impressive.
Originally, the erection of the temple was planned in 1929 and almost completed in 1934.
However, it was interrupted by the Great Depression and the war.
After the World War II, it was completed in 1960.
It’s registered as a Soto sect Buddha school 1981.
The upper half of the Kannon was built on a slightly elevated hill.
The interior of the womb
Turning to the back, the interior of the womb can be entered.
There are small statues of Bodhisattvas, a smaller scale statue of the Kannon Buddha and stupas, etc.
There is also a temple bell and a Jizo Buddha statues outside.
And meditation hall too.
Also there is a memorial cenotaph for the Atomic Bomb Victims.
Since the temple is located on top of a hill, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the town of Ofuna.
Everyone was sitting on the benches and enjoying the view.
If you are interested in the big white statue of Kannon, why don’t you come here?
Recently, the number of tourists from overseas have been increasing.
The admission fee is 300 yen( 3 dollars).
Why don’t you enjoy the local site in Ofuna?
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!