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Kamaishi Daikannon

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With a height of 48.5m, the interior is split into 13 stories. On the 1st to 3rd floors are the hall of worship and where 33 Kannon statues are enshrined. From the 4th to the 10th story, the Seven Deities of Good Fortune can be seen in turn, and on the 11th and 12th stories is the Gyoran observation deck, built upon the fish that the Kannon statue carries. The deck is 120m high and offers a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.

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FORGED HISTORY

Street address

3-9-1 Odairacho, Kamaishi City, Iwate

Access

  • Take the train to JR Kamaishi Station. Take the Kamaishi Marugoto Community Bus for 7 min. to "Kannon Iriguchi" bus stop. Then a 3-min. walk.

Opening Hours

9:00-17:00 (varies by season)

Closed

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Best season

All year

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