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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 #1 of 83 Attractions in Kamakura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Dudley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This temple site is well worth a visit ,the temple buildings and especially the surrounding gardens are spectacular with flora fauna and some insect life i had never seen before. The golden statues and decoration of the temple was wonderful. The view of the sea from the high ground was as stunning as the underground shrine with its miniature statues.

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RABAT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The temple is surrounded by small statues, by flowers , by huge lotus flowers, water, and sounds of cigales. The nice garden, and the view on the Sea, a must do while in Kamakura

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St Andrews, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There are so many temples in Kamakura and around that it is really hard to make your mind up. I visited this one but in a way I thought the Kamakura central shrine was better and not only because it was free! Hasedera is famous for its great golden Buddha - but you can't take picture of this impressive statue.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the symbols for Kamakura, a must-see place. We spent a few hours there without realising; so relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After a pleasant train ride to Kamakura we walked to Hasedera. It is a beautiful temple. As we walked in we saw a magnificent lilly in full bloom. A walk through the grounds offered beautiful views of the ocean, hawks flying over the land and places to explore. Our group enjoyed the cave. If you are travelling with tall teenagers,... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Hasedera is a very popular destination, so you will encounter a lot of other visitors here. But it really is worth it. There is so much to see and experience. There is the main temple itself, and also other small shrines and gardens. The Japanese love to enjoy gardens in their season, and I was fortunate to visit whilst the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Hasedera temple is a 10 minutes walk from Daibutsu. The focal point of the temple is a 9m high carved wooden Kannon statuein the temple's main hall. Next to the Kannon-do Hakk is the Amida-do Hall which houses a 3m tall golden statue of Amida Buddha. Nearby is the observation deck with views over the coastal city of Kamakura.... More

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is one of the top-rated Kamakura attractions & rightly so. Pretty crowded, but an interesting glimpse into eastern culture. Gardens, statues & architecture were spectacular. A very peaceful place. Great view of the ocean. This is a pilgrimage destination for many Japanese & other Asians. We were not disappointed!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Of all the temples and shrines we visited in Japan, these were some of my favourites due to the area, less crowds, and the simple beauty of the entire area of Hase. Walk around and explore neighbouring shrines and temples. Big walks up hills are worth it! Kamakura is awesome, but Hase is simply perfect. The houses are magnificent. Just... More

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Bonsall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Just when I thought every attraction in Kamakura is overflowing with tourists, we found this place. While there certainly were other people there, it wasn't nearly as overwhelming as elsewhere in town. In fact, I would go so far as to say it was serene walking around the amazing gardens surrounding the temple. There are a lot of steep stairs... More

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