FAQ

“Viewing the Temple” question

When does the temple open?
What is the latest time visitors can enter the temple?
How much is the price of admission?
Can we view the interior of the Great Buddha?
How much is the price of admission to the interior of the Great Buddha?
Can we take pictures inside the Great Buddha?
Can we touch the interior of the Great Buddha?
Who can receive an admission fee exemption?
Is the temple wheelchair-accessible?
Can we bring strollers into the temple?
I want to take residents from a facility for the disabled to the temple.
I want to visit the temple with my pet.
I want to borrow a wheelchair.
Do I have to pay the admission fee again if I leave the temple grounds?
Are reservations needed for groups?
Do you have group admission rates?
What about admission fees for tour conductors?

“Schools” question

I want to visit the temple with my class.
I want to take my class to visit the temple on a field trip/ school trip. Do I need to make a reservation?
Is it possible to pay for a group rate but visit in separate smaller groups?
Please tell me about admission fees for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
I want to take my special school class to the temple.
I want to take my alternative school class to the temple.
What is the admission fee for tour conductors?
Can I bring a lunch to eat on the temple grounds?

“Temples/ Temple Grounds” question

Is there parking at the temple?
Is there handicapped parking at the temple?
Is there a parking area for bicycles at the temple?
Can we eat or drink in the temple area?
Is there a smoking area?
Which Buddhist sect does Kotoku-in belong to?
How many restrooms are there?
What kind of plants are on the temple grounds?

“Interviews and Photography” question

I want to photograph or film the Great Buddha and Kotoku-in Temple for commercial purposes and distribute the products to the media for use in articles and other purposes.
I want to reuse existing pictures, images, articles and other artifacts of the Great Buddha and Kotoku-in Temple.
I would like the temple priest, or other individuals affiliated with the temple, to make a media appearance, give an interview, or make comments.
What is the deadline for submission of the Photography/ Interview and Broadcast/ Publication application?
Is it possible to photograph actors and entertainers appearing in movies, TV shows and other performance arts on the temple grounds?
Can we film the interior of the Great Buddha?
Can we interview temple visitors on the temple grounds?
Can we operate and film from drones?

“Temple Store/ Temple Office” question

Please tell me the operating hours of the temple store (commemorative seal office).
I want an official temple commemorative seal.
Does the temple have any pamphlets?
Does the temple sell souvenirs?

“Other” question

I want to play Pokémon GO! on the temple grounds.
Are there photographers at the temple?