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Hase-dera Temple

3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-6300
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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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“jizo statues” (10 reviews)
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3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-6300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just on a way to popular Great Budda, just turn left folowwing signs. Needs small fee to get in, closing 4.30 PM. Big golden Budda in central shrine and many others plus nice view of the ocean and Kamakura city from the hill

Thank AlinaRL
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be prepared to climb many steps to the top of the hill, but the view is well worth it. Well maintained temple and friendly monks willing to pose for the camera in front of the Temple. Surrounding gardens are planted with rich variety of plants...More

Thank lauragrant1947
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place is amazing although it was very crowded during the morning that we were there. The walk through the garden was very enjoyable, and the view was pleasant. There were SO many little Buddha statues throughout the site.

Thank truongkv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the Buddhist temples in the city of Kamakura. The main statue of Kannon is one of the largest wooden statues in Japan, with a height of 9.18 metres.

Thank RoseSchiller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How many mini-budhas can you count? There are a lot! Also in the tunnel lighted with candles... that is beautiful! And from the top you get a great view of the city of Kamakura! This was indeed really nice :)

Thank Pepusina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For almost 12 days I've been in Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto but I'll keep very close to my heart this wonderful Hase-dera Temple. Such peacefulness, calm and joy I never felt it in other spaces. If you walk a little bit high on a beautiful trail...More

2  Thank Cristian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple compound has a lot to offer. Check the hundreds of small Jizo statues, the underground cave, the amazing view of Kamakura and Sagami bay from the view deck, and of course the majestic main hall where the humongous statue of Kannon, coated in...More

Thank RodgerManila
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a rainy weekday morning and even though there were tour groups going inside the temple, it is still serene and beautiful. The garden with koi pond was very calming. There is a cave within the temple grounds and it is also beautiful...More

Thank Tina2883
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having seen 5 temples / shrines prior to this, I thought I would just visit this to round up the trip, with little expectations. I was amazed by it, as I was by the rest. There is a climb up a hill to the main...More

Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a day trip from Tokyo - an easy train ride. After seeing the Great Buddha ( a must) we thought we would pop into this temple as it was so close. What a lovely time we had there, most unexpected. So interesting...More

Thank Paul C
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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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