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Kamaishi Daikannon Statue

釜石大観音(釜石市)

This 48.5-m statue was built on the Kamasaki Peninsula in 1970, by Myohozan Shakuozenji Temple. The first thing you will see when you enter the statue is the impressively long escalator. You can then climb to the 11th floor, where there is an observatory; it is located inside the fish the statue is holding. There is also a worship hall with three Kannon statues, statues of Seven Gods of Good Fortune, and a stupa presented by a temple in Sri Lanka, in which a portion of Buddha’s remains is enshrined. A festival is held on the 1st Sunday of June, with a shishi-odori performance.

VENUE DETAILS

Address
3-9-1 Odaira-cho, Kamaishi City, Iwate
026-0002 岩手県釜石市大平町3-9-1
Hours
9:00-17:00 ( may change depending on the season )
Regular holidays
12/29 and 12/30
Addmission
adults 500 yen; junior and senior high school students 300 yen; elementary school students 100 yen ( Discount available for groups of 20 or more )
Access 1
Express Bus from Morioka Station Kamaishi-Morioka Line Get on at Morioka Station East Exit Boarding Area 8 Get off at Kamaishi Station 2 hr. 29 min. 0193-25-2527 ( Iwateken Kotsu Kamaishi Office )
Access 2
Bus from JR Kamaishi Station Sasu/Koshirahama/Kamiheita Line Get on at Kamaishi Station Boarding Area Get off at Kannon Iriguchi; 10 min. on foot from the stop 16 min. ride Buses run from 7:00 to 19:37 1 to 5 buses an hour 0193-25-2527 ( Iwateken Kotsu Kamaishi Office )
Access 3
Taxi About 4 min. from JR Kamaishi
Access 4
Car About 95 min. from Towa IC

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