One of the most famous icons of Japan is the Great Buddha of Kamakura (Daibutsu), a monumental outdoor statue made in bronze.
With a height of 13.35 meters, it is the second tallest (but most impressive) Buddha statue in Japan, just behind the Buddha of Nara located inside the Todaiji Temple.
The Great Buddha of Kamakura was built in 1252 and located inside a temple, but natural disasters destroyed the buildings in the 14th century. Since 1495 the statue rests in the open air.
Travelers Tip: Bring Japanese currency (Yen) with you. Many places do not accept credit cards or take US dollars.