Opening Hours during New Year’s season

The details are as below;

31st Dec.    As Usual (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
1st Jan.    Midnight – 5p.m.
After 2nd Jan.    As Usual (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
※ Visitors may enter up to 15 minutes before the temple closes in each day.


Notice of Change in Visitor Fees

To all our visitors,

We wish to inform you that the visitors fees for this temple, which have not changed for many years, will
change as of September 1, 2019 (Sunday), as indicated below. We are facing rising costs for many things.
Our principal image, the bronze sculpture of the seated Amida Buddha, is a National Treasure, and our
premises are designated as a national historic landmark. It is increasingly expensive to maintain these
facilities, and we are grateful for your understanding and support.


CurrentBeginning September 1, 2019
Regular visitors (middle-school-age and up)


Holders of Kamakura Fukuju Techo



* The visitors fee for elementary school-age children will remain unchanged at ¥150. The fee for entering the inside of the statue will also be unchanged at ¥20.


No fee is charged for:

  • Children under six.
  • The following are exempt from visitors fees:
  • Persons with documented disabilities (physical, mental, or in rehabilitation)
  • Persons accompanying children or pupils who receive discounts (including employees of travel service companies)
  • Students and educators from institutions that have applied, and been approved for, special support
  • Persons affiliated with care facilities that have applied, and been approved, for exemption

Notification of discounts on group admission

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


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.