Cast in bronze in 1252, the Great Buddha (aka Daibutsu) stands 32 feet tall and weighs 121 tons. It was of the best sights I saw on the entire trip. The statue itself is impressive, but it's also perfectly situated in parklike grounds with hills in the background. I found myself staying longer than intended just to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
The interior is cramped and rather dark, but it is remarkable to see how the giant statue was assembled. Plus, you get a fabulous story to take home.
The Great Buddha of Kamakura