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Hasedera Temple

3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0016, Japan
+81 467-22-6300
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Ranked #2 of 73 attractions in Kamakura
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This temple has a very big and nice japanese garden, and when you climb to upper part of the temple, the view is breathtaking. Definitely recommended. Spring could be the best season to visit since it is not too hot and lots of flowers all around.

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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

i recently returned to hasedera after my first visit more than ten years ago. back then, i was enamored and fascinated by this wonderful place. i am happy to report that my feelings remain the same over a decade later and the grounds remain just as beautiful. hasedera is easily accessed from the main railway station (you can walk about... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Situated in between Hase Station and the Great Buddha, Hasedera Temple is a beautiful little temple where I especially enjoyed the landscaped garden and pond. Once you ascend the steps to the temple, there is a view of Kamakura town below and the coast as well. More unusual is a cave with some sculptures although it’s a bit dark. Besides... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great place to visit while in Kamakura. Stunning views of the bay coupled with ancient Japanese history. Some cherry blossoms were still in bloom which was a treat. Otherwise I gather this place is even more spectacular when the trees and flowers have blossomed. Still worth a visit if you're here in the winter season.

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Bayville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We went to Kamakura early one morning to see the Great Buddha (which was awesome), and happened to notice this on the way back. I'm so glad we decided to check it out. Its awesome looking. There are some tunnels there that you can go in and explore, which are pretty cool as well. The top of the shrine lets... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Walking back to Hase Station from The Great Buddha, I accidently stumbled across this temple and it happened to be the highlight of my day. With lovely views of the ocean, a nice lake, beautiful trees and an amazing shrine, this temple does not disappoint. Don't miss out on this one- It costs ¥200 for adults and is definitely a... More

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Westwood Los Angeles County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Highly recommended the grounds are beautiful especially now with autumn leaves. Kannon is majestic with long history. Came here before going to visit the Great Buddha.

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Kamakura, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

On the way from Hase train station (Enoden line ) to the big Buddha, don't miss it. Although the buildings of the temple are quite new, it shelters a 8th century golden statue of the eleven faces Kannon, the goddess of Mercy. It is said to be the biggest wooden statue in Japan. In the building next to Kannon, there... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The highlight is the giant Kannon in the main temple. Made for a single piece of wood is impressive. Also there is a cave with statues craved into it is very interesting, watch you head if you are tall. Easy to access from the train station. Use it as a stop after visiting the Great Buddha. Nice view of the... More

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Kaaawa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went and Visited Hasedera Temple on a Saturday Afternoon... This Temple is just Awesome... The Meticulously Groomed Grounds were Breathtaking and the Walk thru Cave with Little Figurines... Was FUN... I recommend going Early to Avoid the Hoards of Tour Buses... If you can get the Temple to yourselves them it will be a Zen like Experience... Also keep... More

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