Ōfuna Kannon Temple

Yokosuka, Miura45m

Overview

The Ōfuna Kannon in the west of Ōfuna Station in Kamakura City is an eye-catching huge white statue of Kannon. Although there were instances where the construction of this statue had to be stopped due to WWII, it was completed in 1960 (Showa 35) and is now a symbol of Kamakura City Ōfuna Ward, gently protecting the many visitors who come to pray.

Travel tip

This modern temple is home to the Ofuna Kannon, a 25-meter statue of the Buddhist goddess of mercy, watching serenely over visitors. At the Yume Kannon Festival held in autumn each year, you can watch performances of music and dance from around Asia.

Detailed information

Address

1-5-3 Okamoto Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken

Phone Number

0467-43-1561

Costs

Adults (High school students and older) : 300 yenChildren (Elementary / junior-high school students and under) : 100 yenGroups (more than 20 persons) / 200 yen each※free for infants

Photos

Tamanawazakura(cherry blossoms)
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Tamanawazakura(cherry blossoms)

Ofuna Nakadori Shopping Street
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Ofuna Nakadori Shopping Street

‘Ofuna Kannon Monaka’ Sweets at Ryugetsu Confectionary Store
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‘Ofuna Kannon Monaka’ Sweets at Ryugetsu Confectionary Store

Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden
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Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden