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Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-22-6300
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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The first contact with the '"Olympus" of the ancient Japanese deities

Our Japanese trip began with Kamakura. This was the first shrine that we have seen, dedicated to the goddess Kannon, the goddess then we have seen at several times during the... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2013
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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Our Japanese trip began with Kamakura. This was the first shrine that we have seen, dedicated to the goddess Kannon, the goddess then we have seen at several times during the trip. The setting is very picturesque, with the temple surrounded by ponds and landscaped gardens. Despite the extreme heat, this was an effective introduction to our knowledge of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Spent the day in Kamakura, but this was the highlight. Likes: + Beautiful architecture and landscape + Interesting history (in English too) + Great view of coast Dislikes: - Can't photograph Hase Kannon I've seen some complaints about entrance fee, but it's only $3 and it's worth it.

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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2013

A day trip to Kamakura is not complete without a visit to the beautiful Hasedera shrine in Hase. Many people combine a visit here with a trip to see the Big Buddha (Daibutsu) which is a further 10 minute walk up the road. The shrine is set at the end of a small ordinary street in Hase, about 10 minutes... More 

4 Thank CathCPerth
Kamakura, Japan
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

I live in Kamakura and this is a temple I take all my visitors to. The Buddhist statues are impressive and their stories can be read about in English. The temple has two levels. The upper level with the temple buildings and statues, a view and small restaurant, and the lower level with gardens. Be sure not to miss the... More 

2 Thank Nancy K
hong kong ,china
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We took a day trip to Kamakura from Yokohama and then another train to Hase to visit the Great Buddha. The Buddha is more than seven hundred years old and has a very kind and solemn appearance that makes one feel very comfortable just looking at it. Ten minutes walk from the Great Buddha is this lovely temple by the... More 

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I could not believe they have an entrance charge for a temple? A temple? Talk about commercializing every opportunity available even if inappropriate.

3 Thank Tyrone64
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2012

It is a lovely temple, so nice to spend a little time here, lovely views over the bay. It costs 300yen to get in.

2 Thank mowEngland
Long Beach, California
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Took train out to Kamakura for a day trip. First stop, Hasedera Temple. The grounds were so beautiful. I traveled alone, but hired a guide to teach me all about the area. He explained all about the Buddhist and Shinto religions. Hasedera was a good example of both. I loved the revolving Buddha library and the study inside the mountain.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

I really enjoy Kamakura. Each visit, I've made sure I get to Hasedera. The statue in the main temple is a site to behold. The views over the town are wonderful. Even though it is full of visitors, I've found there are small spots you can get to sit and be by yourself. Don't miss the chance to walk bent... More 

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

With so many temples to choose from in Kamakura it was luck that we decided to visit this one! What a beautiful temple! It's not for those who struggle with steps nor those with buggys and push-chairs but those who do make the walk to the top will be rewarded with a beautiful temple and some stunning views over the... More 

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