Shawn Visits the Giant Buddha (Diabutsu) in Kamakura, Japan

Ever wanted to know what a giant Buddha looks like? Here it is!

This is Japan’s second-largest Buddha statue.

I was pretty interested in going to see this statue, and Kamakura overall. This town is known for having temples and is revered as a decent day-trip from Tokyo. Unfortunately, it’s a tourist trap!

I can’t say I’d go back to Kamakura. There’s really not much serenity at these temples because of all the tourists. Don’t get me wrong, temples are great places for tourists to visit, but I haven’t been to temples so commercial as these ones. It was a quick in and out to see the Diabutsu, which was cool, but probably would be boring for most people.

At least my video makes it look awesome!

  • Michael

    Your videos have been interesting look into Asian culture that surrounds you. I enjoy your positive upbeat style. Keep making them.

  • Jardini

    You fucking edit me out in the video

  • Shawn Smith

    @Michael – Thanks Mike! I’ll do my best to keep these rolling. appreciate you watching!