We spent quite a bit of time just walking around the gardens and taking pictures. I highly recommend it.
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Got lucky with some amazing weather and with the cherry blossoms still in bloom. The gardens were among some of the most beautiful we'd seen in Japan and were worth a day trip from Tokyo for them alone. A must see if you are in...More
We spent nearly 2 hours in Hasedera. Lovely garden, good view. Entrance fee was 300 JPY per adult - and is absolutely worth to pay it. Next to the cave is an (seems separate) garden - for me the nicest garden architecture in that area.
Not sure I can say any more positives about this Temple then has already been said but I will say the view was amazing. I really enjoyed being able to see over Kamakura and get a real sense of the size of the city.
I arrived late in the day and had the place almost to myself though this limited the time I could spend in the temple/garden. Given the option I would definitely come back again. Very nice view over the ocean and the nearby town from the...More
The site is under extensive repair, so save yourself the price of admission until they've finished. When we visited, even the ponds had been drained for spring cleaning. Waste of an admission fee.
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...More
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...More
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.
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...More