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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
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 days ago NEW

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)

Thank clarksm67
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Thais F
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hasedera is up a short alley between the Hase Enoden station and the big Buddha at Kotoko-in. It's definitely worth a detour! I've been 3 times and love the green, well laid out gardens around the beautifully maintained temple buildings. There's an interesting small museum, a fascinating but slightly claustrophobic cave temple and also a view from the upper levels... More 

Thank tarostra
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the ¥300 entry fee. Lots of picture taking opportunities and panoramic views. It's a must see sight on the way to or back from the Big Buddha statue.

Thank tmmygrl20
Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent almost 2 hours walking in the rain at the temple. The new museum at the temple is worth your visit. I wish the weather would have been better, but still, the great place to visit in Kamakura.

Thank Thaiahh
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Hasedera on a Friday morning in mid June when the sun broke out in the midst of the rainy season. Actually hydrangea (ajisai) is a associated with the rainy season in Japan and this was my first visit to the temple during the rainy season. I never noticed the hydrangea path that climbed above the temple grounds in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bamboo garden at Hasedera Temple was incredible. We visited on a rainy day in July, but it was still a magnificent sight.

Thank Jason F

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