Ofuna Kannon Statue
The Ofuna Kannon also called "goddess of mercy of the white robe" is a Buddhist statue, which is about 25 meters high and really very impressing, if you are standing in front of it. The construction of the statue was completed in 1960, even they already started to build it in 1934. Because of the war the statue was often damaged and it took around twenty years to complete it. Comparing to the great Buddha in Kamakura, the Ofuna Kannon is way bigger. Inside the statue is the altar for praying.
Around the statue is a nice small shrine area with benches, where you can rest. Also you will have a beautiful view from the hill over Ofuna.
There are also some small nice shrines and temple like the Ryuhoji Temple just around the hill. Also if you like flowers and plants you can visit the Ofuna Botanical Garden which is just 15 minuts away on foot from the station.
The Ofuna Kannon is part of the Kamakura area, but due to the far away location from all the other shrines and temples, it is rare to see tourists there. Mostly local people are visiting that spot.
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