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Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-6300
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Description: This temple is most notable for its wooden statue of Kannon, the 11-headed...
This temple is most notable for its wooden statue of Kannon, the 11-headed goddess of mercy, but it also has a lovely garden and pond, and a viewing platform with a great city view.
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Beautiful temple and gardens

This a great day trip from Tokyo and worth the time on the train. (About 90mins from Tokyo) Absolutely beautiful gardens, fish ponds, and the hydrangea at this time of year are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This a great day trip from Tokyo and worth the time on the train. (About 90mins from Tokyo) Absolutely beautiful gardens, fish ponds, and the hydrangea at this time of year are magic. The climb up the hill is great and provides a really good view over the ocean.

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Fife
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed my visit but didn't wait in the long queue for the walk around the gardens as the path that I could see seemed incredibly busy and slow moving. It was a good area to visit but I didn't get too much extra value from going into the site. Interesting but with little English literature I didn't understand much more... More 

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Richmond, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Hasedera is a bit less crowded then the temple with the great Daibutsu (Kotokuin), and absolutely worth a stop. The temple is perched on a hill with views of the ocean (and on a nice day windsurfers in the distance). The rows of small jizo statues are very beautiful and set this temple apart from others in the area. Make... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a rather unique temple, built on a mountain slope. The temple features hundreds of hundreds of hundreds of statues in various sizes and shapes. Entrance ticket is 3US$ and is totally worth it, especially if you climb all the way up for some stunning views of the coast of Kamakura. The site also features several pavilions and a... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After visiting the Buddha at Kamakura I visited Hasedera Temple. It was very nice place & I was able to pray there as well. Lots of sections to this Temple area & it can take up to 3 hours to see the whole area The road up to the temple is clearly sign posted & you will see it as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a beautiful temple and gardens but know that when the hydrangeas are blooming, it is VERY popular. You receive a number to time your entry to the gardens and am when we arrived at noon, we were given a two hour wait - we didn't stay. Start your Kamakura visit here and be prepared to wait a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited here in 2014 and loved it. Unfortunately, our camera was stolen on the flight home so I was eager to return and get some decent pictures. Came again this year (2015) and again, loved it, but I was a bit disappointed that some building and construction work was going on. I appreciate that this needs to be done, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Crowded but nice. June is the best time to visit. Came by eno-den line. Many different types of hydrangeas to see. View of the ocean too.

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

this Temple was an amazing place to see. The gardens and waterfalls were beautiful. The koi pon was so pretty. The entire place was relaxing. We visited this on a sunrise tour from Tokyo. We spend 1 hour in the gardens. Took lots of photos. If you visit Kamakura, you must visit this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I loved every minute of my journey to Japan, it was very short though. I was very happy to visit other places then just busy Tokyo and our friend brought us to Kamakura. Hasedera temple is rigorous indigenous temple and at the same time very beautiful and relaxing place. I loved walking at its territory.

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Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-6300
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Kanagawa Prefecture  >  Kamakura
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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