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Hase-dera Temple

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First of all, DON'T book yourself onto one of the expensive Kamakura day tours - it is easily accessible from Tokyo (took me about an hour on the train from Asakusa area) and Hasedera and Kotoku-in (Big Buddha) are within 10 minutes walk of Hase...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Xing M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredibile mini tour with an amazing temple on the top with a great gold Buddha inside of it! During the tour you can admire a lot of sculputers, caves and gardens!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bocaleoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hase–dera Temple has a beautiful grounds. There‘s a small bamboo forrest at the side. We had lunch at their restaurant. The price was acceptable. There‘s also a viewing deck a short hike up. We visited the Temple and Kamakura which is a walking distance from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank keyistoenjoylife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here straight from visiting the great Buddha statue about 400 metre from here. Beautiful weather and sunset. You gotta come here as the last spot you visit in Kamakura before you go back to the JR station. You can use the Hase tram...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank michaelrumende
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a sacred place where you can be in touch with yourself and even if you are not a Buddhism believer you can feel a special energy that comes from the whole surroundings

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KarlaC687
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

A beautiful temple of lord Buddha. Absolutely stunning and beautiful. Breadth taking views. Keep some time for this temple.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KrishC_12
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

It is really quiet and beautiful. Not crowded when we went there ( Dec 2018) You can medidate. Its plain but if you go up to the other temple it has a lot of stairs

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marumiya
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Very much recommended to visit this temple, other than Great Kamakura Budha. It is a very impressive temple with intricate carving on the roof, view on Kamakura shore line from the hill, and large temple. It has a small Budha statue in front of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Handojo S
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Pleasant surprise. Didn’t expect that I will be awestrucked by the beauty of this temple. What made it more special is the Eleven headed Kannon. It was truly a sight. A visit to Hasadera makes Kamakura a worth while visit. Absolutely magnificent.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Janice_Ty888
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Visited this temple in late November. It is less than a ten minutes’ walk from Hase Station, and one of the oldest temples in Kamakura. It is said that the temple was founded in the 8th century but the earliest objects in possession of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joan J
4 December 2017|
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Response from Jan_Lelie | Reviewed this property |
It depends. It is a complex of temples, gardens and shrines, starting near the entrance. Connected by paths and stairs.There is a nice view from a platform, about 50 steps, if I remember correctly.
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Response from Peter K | Reviewed this property |
We were there just last week. There was some maintenance going on, and possibly some scaffolding over a few structures. It definitely didn't detract from the temple or the gardens in any way. Unless something major is... More
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