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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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A must visit!

Such a beutiful Temple, perched high on a hill with stunning views to the ocean. I've been here three times and hope to return on my next trip to Japan.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Gosford, Australia
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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a beutiful Temple, perched high on a hill with stunning views to the ocean. I've been here three times and hope to return on my next trip to Japan.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The History of Hasedera was fascinating. I also visited the small two story museum inside where i learned about the History. 長谷寺 入園料300 yen. Museum (inside) another 300 yen. 大仏はもちろん 厄除阿弥陀如来、 水子 福 1000地蔵や洞穴。 由比ヶ浜ビーチが羨望できるほど、高い所に登れます。階段で

Thank Yoshimi_NZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, everything here it's just beautiful... I love this place and I recommend it to everyone that go to Kamakura. Just be carefull for the hawks and crows, they're not very friendly!

Thank galad1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Temple has an admission fee of 300yen for adults and 100yen for children. When you walk in you will see two beautiful ponds and lots of greens. Then proceed to walk up a lot of stairs to the top. There are lots of little statues alone the way to the top.From the top you can see a nice view... More 

Thank Tinichan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very close to the Daibutsu and equally crowded, this temple features a wide selection of beautiful small statues of Buddha and other deities, as well as a deck overlooking the town and the sea

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you enter you are greeted by a beautiful pond full of huge carp and the sound of trickling water. Wander around and you will find the cave, low ceiling but worth exploring. The temples are on an upper level, quite a steep flight of steps but views at the top are worth the effort. Temple is famous for the... More 

Thank Datchet
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed this site more than the famous bronze Buddha. Several different areas to visit including a cave with many statues carved from the rock. The area dedicated to the God or protector of lost/deceased children was very interesting. Also a nice garden area is within the site. Good place to sit and relax.

Thank Pruguy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is many places to visit in kamakura, but I thing this one is the best. Very nice gardens and surroudings. You have the view of the ocean once you are on top. There is also a cave to visit. Very nice overall. Of course this activity involves stairs.

Thank Michel L
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Offering premium views of the city on the ocean, the hasedera temple is a great way to decompress from the seemingly ubiquitous bustling of the greater Tokyo area. The interior of the temple is beautiful, and if you have a chance try the vegetarian buns!

Thank Connor G
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

The near location when you get off from the jr lines train. Worth to see,its have a big garden .and you have to go up by stairs to the temple. You can also see the yuigahama ocean from the above. its have a cave that have any stone sclupture of the buddhist god and goddess. The cave has its own... More 

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