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Kamaishi Daikannon Statue ( Kamaishi City ) 

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.


General information

Kamaishi Daikannon
3-9-1 Odaira-cho, Kamaishi City, Iwate
Hours: 9:00-17:00  ( may change depending on the season )  Closed: 12/29 and 12/30
Admission: adults 500 yen; junior and senior high school students 300 yen; elementary school students 100 yen  ( Discount available for groups of 20 or more ) 
Inquiries: 0193-24-2125

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Access

JR Tohoku Shinkansen
From Morioka Station to Shin-Hanamaki Station: 11 min.
From Tokyo Station to Shin-Hanamaki Station: 3 hr.
Shin-Hanamaki Station

Highway Bus
Kesen Liner  ( Ikebukuro to Kamaishi ) 
Tono-Kamaishi-go  ( Ikebukuro to Otsuchi ) 
Sendai to Kamaishi
Kamaishi Station

JR Kamaishi Line
From Shin-Hanamaki Station to Kamaishi Station: about 1 hr. 50 min.
Shin-Hanamaki Station

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. ride
Buses at 13:40, 16:20 2 buses a day
0193-25-2527  ( Iwateken Kotsu Kamaishi Office ) 
Morioka Station

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 ) 
Kamaishi Station

Taxi
About 4 min. from JR Kamaishi
Kamaishi Station

Car
About 95 min. from Towa IC

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