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“Outstanding Temple & Beautiful Grounds...”
Review of Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera Temple
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went and Visited Hasedera Temple on a Saturday Afternoon... This Temple is just Awesome... The Meticulously Groomed Grounds were Breathtaking and the Walk thru Cave with Little Figurines... Was FUN...

I recommend going Early to Avoid the Hoards of Tour Buses... If you can get the Temple to yourselves them it will be a Zen like Experience... Also keep in Mind... Japanese Holidays abound... Temples are ALWAYS Full on those days... Watch the Calendar...

Enjoy!!!

Thank MikeyHNL
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

He traveled to Hase to see the Great Buddha, but I enjoyed Hasedera temple even more that the Great Buddha. It is a much bigger area with several different temple buildings. There are two large goldleaf buddhas that are impressive. The cave is an interesting walk through with carved buddhas in the walls. There is a walking path, which apparently in the spring, in lined in flowers (but not in September, when I visited). There is a nice view of the water. It was rather crowded but still serene and enjoyable.

Thank lizardtiff
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Definitely worth visiting on way to the great Buddah. Beautiful grounds. Visited in October 2010. Temple grounds overlook the city and view of bay.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Short trip from Tokyo, lots to see. I wandered around for the day visiting temples, shrines, shopping, catching the tram etc. this was a fav one out of all of them. More relaxed and laid back than Tokyo. The info centre at the Train station was great and the lady was really helpful providing some great suggestions.

Thank Sharonjr
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Specifically went to Kamakura one fine early June weekend to view the ajisai (hydrangeas). Though very crowded, Hasedera was our favorite. The temple grounds were beautiful and the ajisai were almost full bloom. Though it was very crowded, the temple staff had quite a good system. As you enter, you are given a number of the group you will be part of. There is an area right before the queue area where numbers of the groups are posted and how long your groups' wait is. There is a small shaded area where a light mist of water was being sprayed to keep visitors cool in the early summer heat. It felt like Tokyo Disneyland with the queue system, but this kept everything orderly. When it was time for our group's number, we followed the path and saw various ajisai abloom in a variety of colors. It was gorgeous. As you head down the path, there is a wonderful view of the ocean. Also on the temple ground is a small cave which houses different deities. It was worth the wait to view the ajisai and browse the temple grounds.

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