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Hasedera Temple

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Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
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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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This temple is quite big and many interesting thing to see. I didn't allocate a lot time here so 1hour here is not enough for us and it will be a bit rush to cover the whole place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple is quite big and many interesting thing to see. I didn't allocate a lot time here so 1hour here is not enough for us and it will be a bit rush to cover the whole place in just 1hour. Since this temple is up the hill, you will be able to see the sea from here. So many... More 

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bombay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

THis is a very well kept and very well preserved temple. It's serene, beautiful and extremely calm. There is a wonderful pond at the starting of the temple with beautiful, colourful fish, the gardens are so well kept. In addition at the top you get a sweeping view of the city. Its a must see!!! The down side is the... More 

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Varese, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

"Peaceful" is really the first word that came to my mind, this place (probably 'cause of the many garden corners) let you to find some inner relax walking thru it here and there, up and down. Just abandon yourself and sense the feelings, you'll get paid back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is another great site in Kamakura. We visited it on our way back from the great buddha. It is worth coming into this hillside park and enjoy the views and the tranquility surrounding the park. This site is not fully stroller accessable, you have to leave it at the bottom and make your little ones walk up the hill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous temple gardens, even at the height of summer when most Japanese gardens are not at their best. Fascinating cave with carvings in the stone. Lovely views across the bay from the upper gardens. Huge buddha statue inside the temple. Despite visiting on a hot Sunday when the town was heaving, this place was calm and tranquil. There is a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful temple that is easily accessible. Just a 5 minutes walk from the Hase station. The garden was beautifully presented and the Kannon/ Guan-yin statue was magnificent.

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Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited 95 Temples on my trip to Japan (Buddhist Pilgrimage). Hasedera Temple was my favorite. The gardens were amazing. The grounds were beautifully kept. I brought my lunch and sat eating overlooking the ocean. It was close to the Train Station (Hase)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the way to Big Budha is Hasedera Temple. With some steps, one more beautiful than other. At the entrance there is a beautiful garden with lakes and fishes. When you go up there are hundred of mini Budhas, stone made I believe. Lovely! Going up is the big Hasedera temple: Amazing! Really beautiful. There you have a view of... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the most popular temples in Kamakura. It is mainly dedicated to Kannon, but there are also Benzaiten, Jizo and Inari shrines. The temple complex includes caves and extensive gardens, going up the hill, and full of hydrangeas in June and July. The gardens are very beautiful, and there are lovely views over the city and the... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is a nice 10 min walk from the Train station. The two wood buddhas are really majestic and the gardens have lots of little places to enjoy, the cave is great and there are buddhas of every size. The view to the beach is also nice. It makes the trip to Kamakura worthwhile. We also enjoyed the Jacoyaki... More 

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