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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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Beautiful Temple

This temple is a beautiful little Buddhist temple in the town of Hase. It is definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Kamakura and an easy day trip from Tokyo. I was... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2015
Falls Church, Virginia
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Falls Church, Virginia
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This temple is a beautiful little Buddhist temple in the town of Hase. It is definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Kamakura and an easy day trip from Tokyo. I was fortunate to when some of the flowering trees -- plum and maybe some early cherry -- began to bloom in mid-March and it is just wonderful. This... More 

4 Thank Beleriand
Guam, Mariana Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

I spent a few hours here on a chilly but sunny afternoon and really enjoyed the glimpse into Buddhist culture. This is an active temple, and several people stopped to pray at the various shrines. The gardens and ponds are quite lovely. The main temple houses a very large shrine that is breathtaking, but there are several other little shrines... More 

1 Thank Emily L
Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

The park is really nice with lots of details and nice corners to discover. Unfortunately when I was here the shrine was undergoing restauration, but nevertheless it was absolutely worth it.

Thank Remnik
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Japanese people are touristy and love going out and visiting new places, so everywhere it is crowded. This temple is big with lots of little side areas and trails to explore. Be aware that photography is not allowed a lot of places in Japan; watch for signs.

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Kerobokan, Indonesia
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

i spent a few hours at Hasedera Temple and have to say it was a truly magical experience. i was so touched when i found out that the little statues were in honor of babies that did not make it into the world.... my wife and i had just had a miscarriage and it made me feel ... im not... More 

1 Thank jasonphoto
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The front gate of Hase-dera temple was beautifully decorated with fauna and flora. A big lantern hanging in between the gate indicated that it was a temple devoted to Buddhism. We paid the entrance fee via an electronic ticket counter (Adult: 300 Yen, Child: 100 Yen) and went into the temple through the side gate. A beautiful garden greeted us... More 

1 Thank PauloT3
Madurai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Beautiful temple ..and best Japanese architecture. serene atmosphere..a must see place on earth.I have enjoyed the scenes around this temple too.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Loacted closed to Hase station not far from Kotokuin Daibutsu temple; These temple is established on top of hill; there are 1000 small monk replica surrounded temple. At the top of temple-there a view to see Japanese local villager and open Pacific ocean. Inside temple include hidden cave plus mini japan garden decoration with a fish carp pond.

Thank TimSip81
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

My favorite temple I've seen and at the end of my 3 week trip around japan! The variety of attractions blew me away - Koi ponds, rock gardens, hillside climbs, amazing views of the town and sea, cave clambers and spectacular bhuddas. I was lost for hours and constantly felt like I discovering something new about the temple and surrounding... More 

Thank Leah D
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

This temple is a must-visit. Plenty of photo spots including a great view of the ocean, and many different types of Kannon are open for viewing. I particularly enjoyed viewing the eleven-faced Kannon, which I believe is the main attraction.

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