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Hase-dera Temple

3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-6300
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jizo statues” (12 reviews)
“small cave” (14 reviews)
“great buddha” (49 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
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"jizo statues"
in 12 reviews
"small cave"
in 14 reviews
"great buddha"
in 49 reviews
"unborn children"
in 6 reviews
"koi pond"
in 6 reviews
"underground cave"
in 4 reviews
"vegetarian restaurant"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful garden"
in 15 reviews
"small restaurant"
in 5 reviews
"sagami bay"
in 5 reviews
"day trip"
in 25 reviews
"observation deck"
in 5 reviews
"main hall"
in 11 reviews
"take your time"
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"kamakura station"
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"japanese garden"
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Reviewed yesterday

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank annettemcmann
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

About a 10 min walk from the station , wonderful temple/shrine and grounds ,built up on a hill you walk up the steps and at various levels there are shrines and some very nice views to the ocean and Kamakura.The main Hase-dera temple/shrine is at...More

Thank mickknap
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is amazing, beautiful statue with 11 heads, looks like gold but it is made of wood, lots of details in this statue an temple. Right near the temple, you will find the Kannon Museum, a little museum but a lot of art an...More

Thank Julio M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the nicest temple in Kamakura. Scenic place with nice trees and flowers for photo. Got a mini bamboo garden too

Thank Jon T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just a 10-minute walk from the Great Buddha. It's pretty crowded in the summer so you are not going to get the peace and tranquility. It does have beautiful grounds and it's situated on a hill so you can see the ocean. There's a...More

Thank skhs14
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is very nice to visit, much better than expectation, even though my visiting time is not during its high season.

Thank KMatariki
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kamakura is a short train ride from Tokyo and should not be missed! It is a quick ride on the JR Yokosuka line that goes directly to Kamakura station. Apart from a must visit to the Great Buddha of Kamakura, you must go and see...More

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JoanJ77
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.
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Claudia2803
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
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