I spent the month of June, 2000 in Japan. Towards the end of my stay, I took the bullet train South to the coast town, Kamakura. I rented a bicycle with fat tires at the train station, and found the legendary Dia Bitsu. The Big Buddha (that's what it means) sits on a pedestal, gigantic bowl of fruit at his feet., and measures about 25 feet tall. You can actually walk inside.