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Ofuna's Giant Kannon

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Taking the train from Tokyo to Kamakura, you might have noticed a huge white statue peeking up over the hilltops. If you're looking to satisfy your curiosity, just hop off the train at Ofuna Station in Kamakura and take a short walk to Ofuna Kannonji Temple, where you'll find a 25-meter (82-ft), 1,900-ton bodhisattva Kannon.

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