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Daibutsu Kiritoshi

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May

Daibutsu Kiritoshi (大仏切通) is one of old 7 entrance to Kamakura. It was constructed around 1241 to 1250. It appears at first in 1624, and believed that it was existed from Kamakura period. It is registered as national historic site. Current structure was constructed in 1879. Today, it is one of the popular hiking spot in Kamakura.

Tourist Info.
There is no parking or restroom.

Access
It is located on Daibutsu Trail course at Kamakura.
15 min. from Hase Station.


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Detailed Travel Guide

Daibutsu Kiritoshi

Daibutsu Kiritoshi is one of old 7 entrance to Kamakura. There is no historical record when this pass was constructed. Because Tokiwa House of Hojo Clan is located out side of Kamakura, and considering the period of Asahina Kiritoshi, and Kobukuro Kiritoshi were constructed, Daibutsu Kiritoshi was constructed around 1241 to 1250.

In 1333, when Nitta Yoshisada attacked Kamakura, this pass was one of the battle field.

The pass changed the route little in Edo period. It still remains the original structure of pass and entrance Kiritoshi. It shows the road of Kamakura period, well.