Notification of discounts on group admission

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

Social contributions

Proceeds from 11 March: Report and Thanks

As a contribution to the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake taking refuge in Kamakura, the total entrance fees on 11 March every year since 2012 have been donated to the Social Welfare Corporation Kamakura City, Social Welfare Council. To all those who visited on that day, we extend our heartfelt thanks.


Kotoku-in Nio Temple Guardians’ Restoration Report

The report of the restoration project of the Nio statues carried out over a period of about two and half years starting from October 2011 was published in March 2015.

PDF file of book (Japanese version only)
Appendix DVD-ROM contents (Japanese version only)


Notification of Changes in Opening Hours

The opening hours of Kotoku-in have changed from the 2nd January 2012 according to the following schedule:

April–September: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
October–March: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.