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Hasedera Temple

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Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 467-22-6300
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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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Must see temple in Kamakura

Went to see the Big Buddha near by and on our way down, visited this temple. Blown our mind away. There are surprises in very little corner. Even the study area has a zen... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the Big Buddha near by and on our way down, visited this temple. Blown our mind away. There are surprises in very little corner. Even the study area has a zen garden that is so tranquil and serene. When you make your way up the hill side, there are shrines and tucked away statutes and Buddhas in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is worth the entrance fee, u see a lot and u have a good view of the bay, I love the little Buddha and the caves on where you can barely stand and the amazing house they have near the entrance, super cool place love it.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong. I love the architecture and history of this temple. However, the behavior and morality of the abbot here have been increasingly questionable. One of the main duties imposed on the Buddhist abbot is to reside at a temple. However the abbot of Kamakura Hase Temple lives at a different place which has nice ocean views. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is beautiful. Don't miss out on the walking trail up the side of the mountain. There are gorgeous views.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bamboo garden was magical. It was a spiritual oasis. The history, the statues and grounds were mind blowing. You have the option of buying a ticket with or without the green tea. I got the green tea and highly recommend. It was delicious and intriguing to watch how they make it. The ancient tombs are a site to see.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Hasedera after seeing the Great Buddha, and my husband and I both really enjoyed our visit. There's a beautiful lookout point, so you can take in all of Kamakura. My favourite part of Hasedera was the cave, which could be easy to miss if you didn't know that it was there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favorite temple visit! $3 entrance fee and bring extra coins for purchasing incense, candles, and prayer offerings (optional). It's located on a beautiful hillside property with lots of stairs. Each area offers lovely surprises and such beauty. There is a Koi pond, meditation cave, lots of shrines, gift shop, and snack bar. I love setting intentions and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Love the serenity environment of the temple. Must visit to this temple to experience the nice and cool ambiance.

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Located close to Hase station on the Enoshima electric Line. This is one of the oldest temples in the region and has magnificent architectures in the temple premises. There is an entry fee but that is nominal. The interior part of the temple has wonderful landscaping with loads of greenery and flowers. There a set of steps to be climbed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Hasedera Temple in Kamakura was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Japan. Lots of structures and shrines to visit and an amazing view of Kamakura, which is by the Ocean. One of my favorite discoveries in Hasedera Temple was a small cavern where people place small statues of Buddha to make a wish. Plan to spend... More 

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