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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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3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-6300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hasedera is built along the slope of a wooded hill. The temple's main buildings stand halfway up the slope on a terrace which allows for nice views of the coastal city of Kamakura. There is also a small restaurant where Japanese sweets, meals and beverages...More

1  Thank solmaz_mehdizadeh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting temple complex to visit on your way to or from the Great Buddha statue. We especially liked a not so large but very nice bamboo grove, view on the ocean from the hill and mysterious cave temple with passages and statues!

1  Thank CatherineBulg
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Coming here in the evening, just before it closes, with the sun setting behind the ridge just behind the temple, and the Sakura in full bloom... Look no further, here we have the Magical side of Japan!

Thank QuiNonStultus
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place. Part of the temple is dedicated to prayers for pregnancy and for miscarriage/lost babies. The statue housed in the main hall has a wonderful story behind it. I won’t spoil it for you, go see for yourself. Go all...More

Thank Gregg L
Reviewed June 21, 2018

I was very impressed by this temple. There is a lot of explore in this beautiful place. Don't miss the excellent Kannon Museum.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We visited Hase-dera for the first time today and were both surprised and excited to see the temple had a hydrangea path. It wasn't what we'd gone for, but it kept us there longer. DO visit the Kannon and walk the temple grounds. DO donate...More

Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This is a large and beautiful temple most famous for the statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. The grounds and gardens surrounding this temple are beautiful, but not peaceful due to tons of school children. The main hall and caves are impressive. Well work...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed June 10, 2018

An absolutely beautiful temple with gardens & caves, we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon there, great views & amazing sites at this temple

Thank annettemcmann
Reviewed June 7, 2018

If you are a tourist, this Temple offers a lot more than others. Kannon Hall is impressive. So are the other buildings and cave.

Thank Jayant K
Reviewed June 5, 2018

On of the most beautiful temple in Kamakura and a beautiful view to the ocean. There is a small cave which is made to the Kannon Buddhisatsva. Very interesting!!

Thank Otávio M
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December 3, 2017|
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Response from Jan_Lelie | Reviewed this property |
It depends. It is a complex of temples, gardens and shrines, starting near the entrance. Connected by paths and stairs.There is a nice view from a platform, about 50 steps, if I remember correctly.
April 11, 2015|
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Response from Peter K | Reviewed this property |
We were there just last week. There was some maintenance going on, and possibly some scaffolding over a few structures. It definitely didn't detract from the temple or the gardens in any way. Unless something major is... More