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Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-22-6300
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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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don't miss the mini temple in the cave

This is an impressive temple and also has a mini temple inside a cave in the side of the cliff. So, make sure you do not miss this cave.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an impressive temple and also has a mini temple inside a cave in the side of the cliff. So, make sure you do not miss this cave.

Thank Hunter k
Zelkow, Poland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Entrance 300 JPY.spend there max 1 hour.nice garden,plenty of Jizo.nice view on the sea.from here 15 minutes Walking to the sea.and take train from Hase Station for 190 JPY to Kamakura Station.

Thank zylet
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From Kamakura station this is about a 30 min walk. The landscape picture opportunities are endless. This temple is famous for the many Hydrangeas that are planted there. We arrived in April but am told that the middle of June is when they bloom. Regardless the place was very well landscaped and had many picture opportunities. Be prepared to climb... More 

Thank Russell R
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple located on a side street near the great buddah. Beautiful grounds. Worth the walk to the top

Thank Donna R
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking distance from Kotokuin Daibutsu & less known to Daibutsu. Temple ground is well maintained & house a Buddha & a Kuan Im. Rotating Dhamma Books are also a new experience too. Fantastic view of beach & city of Kamakura, cute little Monk statues, curated trees & blooming flowers makes my short trip memorable. Fully recommended.

Thank Wai W
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hasedera was a short walk from our airbnb, and we had beautiful spring weather in Kamakura. The sakura and other spring blooms brought the ground to life in beauty. There were many different places to enjoy the temple - the large Buddhas, the many mini Buddhas, a small raked garden, pond garden, and hike up a steep hill to enjoy... More 

Thank Jody M
Sandweiler, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Near the great Buddah, this is a must see if in Kamakura. Take an hour to explore and get the feeling!

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a rainy spring day.. We took the local train on the Enoden line (stop at Hase station) and walked for about 5 minutes to get to the entrance. There is a fee. Go early because this place is pretty popular so it gets crowded at times. There is a main temple complex and shrines close to... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hase Dera is a large and beautiful place to see many Japanese Cherry Blossoms. It's definitely one I'd say for the books. Go between Late March and Early April to get the best chances to see the Cherry Blossoms bloom.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is another temple/shrine around there and we missed it, but managed to find Hase-dera. Wow, what a beauty. This is an expansive temple with quite a few stairs, but it is worth it. You get some great views and the grounds are well cared for and well organized. This was popular enough that I did have to wait for... More 

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