Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera Temple, Kamakura: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Hase-dera Temple Reviews: 4.5/5

Hase-dera Temple
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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BROs IN JAPAN
Japan180 contributions
Hasedera: Probably THE best temple Kamakura has to offer
Jun 2021
We think that the Hasedera is the best temple to visit during a Kamakura trip in June. Not only can you enjoy hydrangea flowers floating in several of the temple's ponds, but also a small grotto, one of the biggest wooden figure in Japan and an observation platform with ocean view.
Do bring enough time though since the temple closes at 5PM.
Written July 1, 2021
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さとし
5 contributions
A temple with lush greenery and coolness, where COVID-19 measures are firmly in place.
Aug 2020
Japanese follows English.
Located just a short distance from Hase Station, this is a famous temple with a very beautiful garden and an observation deck spot with a view of Kamakura.
It was a very hot day in August, but the precinct was very cool and didn't make us feel the heat of summer.
This temple has a lot of Jizo, and a thousand Jizo statues are a sight to behold.
Signs have been installed to counter COVID-19, and 'Nagomi Jizo' is also wearing a mask. As the name suggests, this is a very soothing point.
I recommend this temple to visit during this season when you want to feel the coolness.

以下、日本語です。
長谷駅からすぐのところにあり、非常に綺麗な庭園と鎌倉を一望できる展望台スポットなどがある有名なお寺です。
8月で気温も非常に高い日でしたが、夏の暑さを感じさせない非常に涼しさを感じるお寺でした。
このお寺には非常に多くのお地蔵様がおり、千体地蔵は圧巻です。
COVID-19対策として看板を設置しているほか、和み地蔵もマスクをしています。名前の通り非常に和ませてくれるポイントになっていました。
涼しさを感じたいこの時期に安心して参拝できるおすすめのお寺です。
Written August 23, 2020
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Njeri W
Atlanta, GA126 contributions
Beautiful!
Apr 2020
This temple complex provides a scenic walk and breathtaking views of the sea. Like any other shrine/temple visit, be prepared for a lot of walking up stairs but it is well worth it. It is also large enough that you can take your time and take breaks as needed. It is located in the beach-town of Kamakura that has several shops and restaurants so you can make a day out of the visit.
Written June 20, 2020
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Dioc
Athens, GA180 contributions
A Tranquil Temple Garden filled with Architecture and Art
Oct 2019
The Temple is located on a hill in Kamakura that overlooks the sea. There is the main temple and museum as well as a number of shrines. It has a unique grotto that you can walk through as the history is told. It is close to the Great Buddha location.
Written June 12, 2020
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Mick
Bangkok, Thailand120 contributions
Gem of a place
Jun 2020
From the lovely entrance to the beautiful gardens, this is an absolute must see spot in Kamakura. A few minutes walk from the Hase tram stop or less than half an hours stroll from the Main train station. Nice view of Sagami bay and every part of the location was stunning. Highly recommended.
Written June 10, 2020
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979midiy
Sydney, Australia91 contributions
Go to the top of the hill
Mar 2020 • Friends
Great ocean view from the top, worth a walk. This temple is famous for the seasonal flowers but there were only few cherry blossoms when i visited.
Of course, it's not only flowers that interest me.
Written April 1, 2020
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DunkelPaws
Merrill, WI60 contributions
Amazing complex of temples, shrines, and nature!
Nov 2019
We had a lovely time exploring the various structures and learning about the history behind it while taking in the beautiful scenery. Our favorites were the little cave which included stone carvings and the forest trail which has an amazing view. Just be cautious of giant Japanese hornets! We had to cut our time short while at the top due to these and had to run down to escape them. When planning to come, just note that on the 18th of each month you can turn the rinzo on the mani guruma on the main temple ground. Unfortunately, we arrived a few days too early to see it in action, but gives a perfect reason to return here again!
Written March 8, 2020
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Maurice W
Melbourne, Australia923 contributions
Peaceful
Dec 2019 • Couples
The Hase-dera temple in Kamakura is certainly along with the big Buddha is worth the visit, there is an entrance fee of 500yen it's money well spent the temple gardens are so peaceful and photogenic and make sure you go up the stairs to the high point on the hill so you get a great view of bay and beach

Written February 16, 2020
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Ash
9 contributions
Favourite Temple at Kamakura
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a very enjoyable time exploring this beautiful and interesting temple. There is a little cave at a corner of the ground which I loved, and the view from the top of the temple was very nice. If you only have time for one temple, visit Hase-dera!
Written February 8, 2020
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Sanujit S
Cary, NC13 contributions
Amazing views
Jan 2020
Beautiful temple and garden. Nicely maintained. The trail up the mountain provides one with some amazing views of the Sagami Bay (Pacific Ocean).
Written January 24, 2020
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