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Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-6300
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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What an amazing view

Not sure I can say any more positives about this Temple then has already been said but I will say the view was amazing. I really enjoyed being able to see over Kamakura and get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Santa Rosa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Not sure I can say any more positives about this Temple then has already been said but I will say the view was amazing. I really enjoyed being able to see over Kamakura and get a real sense of the size of the city.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I arrived late in the day and had the place almost to myself though this limited the time I could spend in the temple/garden. Given the option I would definitely come back again. Very nice view over the ocean and the nearby town from the patio outside the temple. The golden statue is amazing.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The site is under extensive repair, so save yourself the price of admission until they've finished. When we visited, even the ponds had been drained for spring cleaning. Waste of an admission fee.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This temple is a beautiful little Buddhist temple in the town of Hase. It is definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Kamakura and an easy day trip from Tokyo. I was fortunate to when some of the flowering trees -- plum and maybe some early cherry -- began to bloom in mid-March and it is just wonderful. This... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I spent a few hours here on a chilly but sunny afternoon and really enjoyed the glimpse into Buddhist culture. This is an active temple, and several people stopped to pray at the various shrines. The gardens and ponds are quite lovely. The main temple houses a very large shrine that is breathtaking, but there are several other little shrines... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The park is really nice with lots of details and nice corners to discover. Unfortunately when I was here the shrine was undergoing restauration, but nevertheless it was absolutely worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Japanese people are touristy and love going out and visiting new places, so everywhere it is crowded. This temple is big with lots of little side areas and trails to explore. Be aware that photography is not allowed a lot of places in Japan; watch for signs.

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Kerobokan, Indonesia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

i spent a few hours at Hasedera Temple and have to say it was a truly magical experience. i was so touched when i found out that the little statues were in honor of babies that did not make it into the world.... my wife and i had just had a miscarriage and it made me feel ... im not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The front gate of Hase-dera temple was beautifully decorated with fauna and flora. A big lantern hanging in between the gate indicated that it was a temple devoted to Buddhism. We paid the entrance fee via an electronic ticket counter (Adult: 300 Yen, Child: 100 Yen) and went into the temple through the side gate. A beautiful garden greeted us... More 

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Madurai, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Beautiful temple ..and best Japanese architecture. serene atmosphere..a must see place on earth.I have enjoyed the scenes around this temple too.

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