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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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• We walked down the busy street to Hasedera, another Buddhist shrine. Hasedera was very impressive with beautiful grounds, ponds, small shrines, a cave, a hydrangea walking path... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

• We walked down the busy street to Hasedera, another Buddhist shrine. Hasedera was very impressive with beautiful grounds, ponds, small shrines, a cave, a hydrangea walking path and a smashing view of Kamakura and its beaches. The rain had subsided by now, so we spent a good amount of time exploring here. We stopped at the gelato store around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This temple has one of the top famous sight seeing place in the city. But before visiting the temple, please don't forget to visit "Information centre" near Kamakura station. It's located in a place 5 sec away from East exit of the station. The reason is.... Hase-dera sometimes has special service after operating hour. I checked temple's web page but... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful temple located barely 10 minutes on foot from the Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha) and also less than 10 minutes from the Hase station on the Enoden line (3 stops away from Kamakura station). Hase-dera temple also has a beautiful garden famous for its hydrangeas; sadly, all of them had already been cut when I visited.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a great spot to admire history and traditional gardens of Japan. There are also beautiful views of the coast from a few lookout spots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Holding one of the biggest wooden statues of Japan, this temple its famous as well for the huge amount of small statues (called Jizo). The grounds are very nice with lots to see from beautiful gardens, a nice tea house to a lovely pond. Its one of the symbolic places to visit in Kamakura so try to put it in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

During our stay in Tokyo, we took a day trip to Kamakura and spent a couple of hours visiting the temple and grounds. Although it was rainy, the grounds were very crowded as this is a very popular destination. Everything was very lush and green, and you can spend a couple of hours walking and exploring the area. As a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Have been several times. Grounds are beautiful. Especially loved the hydrangea in June. Great overlook of the bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nature, statues, temple, ponds, fish, stairs, cave, ocean view, bamboo, - all in one place, wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I was on that area for just a day, and the Hasedara temple was wonderful to visit. I reached there early in the morning when the priests were just opening the temple. There was no one around - no tourists, just some local's stopping to pray before going to work. Outside the temple were hundreds of school children on their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Hordes and hordes of people when we were visiting in the afternoon. The shrine has beautiful Buddha statues covered in gold leaf. Went on what is supposed to be the Hydrangea walk but the gardeners had just finished cutting all the flowers when we arrived so no flowers to enjoy on the 7th July just the view of Kamakura. This... More 

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