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Hasedera Temple

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Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-6300
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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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Hidden in the mountains.

This temple is beautiful. You go in through a beautiful garden and go up the mountain through a staircase made of stone. When you get to the top the view is amazing. There are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Monserrat V
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Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This temple is beautiful. You go in through a beautiful garden and go up the mountain through a staircase made of stone. When you get to the top the view is amazing. There are a lot of rituals you can do for luck, etc. BEAUTIFUL.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely and impressive temple near the great Buddha an the beach in Kamakura. Check out the Hydrangea garden (seasonal attraction!) and the special octagonal temple in the bamboo grove!

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Moscow, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of forewarning, to get here there are stairs and I can't imagine how someone who struggles with them would be able to visit parts of this temple. I really enjoyed the underground cavern with its small shrines and would recommend this to someone interested in seeing the architecture. There is limited signage in english, but the statuary is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many temples in Kamakura, but this one has the most beautiful garden and plants. Even the trees at the entrance of the temple are so nicely trimmed and look like those in Japanese painting! And there is a viewing deck where you can see the sea. Definitely worth the streetcar ride from Kamakura to Hase, which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this temple while returning from famous Buddha statue.. Since photography is not allowed inside main temple building, we were lucky not to have missed the awesome and giant golden buddha statue inside the temple. Must visit !

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a little gem to discover - even if you have been to Kamakira 6 or 7 times... Very attractive Buddhist temple (also known as Hase Kannon), built on two levels – with an underground cave. The cave, called benten kutsu (Benzaiten Grotto), contains a long winding tunnel with a low ceiling and various statues and devotionals to Benzaiten, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is really for all the temples we visited in Kamakura. It's hard to pick out and review individual ones when you've spent a great day visiting Kamakura. Hasedera is certainly excellent as are most of the sites in their own way. Some are small, peaceful and serene, others are crowded and have great structures. Visit what you can... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I've been to this temple many times before but was my first time this year to go for new years countdown. If you are in town or anywhere close in Japan, totally recommend to go. They sells candle that you can write your name and wish. I think the candle was for 500 yen. No Exciting crazy countdown but very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

tHe Hasendera Temple is a short 5 minute walk from the local station in Kankura and, on a fine day, provides spectacular views out across the ocean. You could easily spend 1 hour just taking everything in ......it is such a nice place. There are many steps to the highest part of the temple grounds and the benefit is most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

For me it was the finest of the top 3 attractions of Kamakura (Great Buddha & Hachimangu being the others). The garden, the temples and the breathtaking view of the vicinity from the hilltop made the trip memorable. A meal in the restaurant is worth even for the view it offers from within!

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