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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small cave” (14 reviews)
“jizo statues” (10 reviews)
“great buddha” (39 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-6300
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Beautiful temple located barely 10 minutes on foot from the Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha) and also less than 10 minutes from the Hase station on the Enoden line (3 stops away from Kamakura station). Hase-dera temple also has a beautiful garden famous for its hydrangeas;...More

Thank MartineFG
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a great spot to admire history and traditional gardens of Japan. There are also beautiful views of the coast from a few lookout spots.

Thank ckingsleyb
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Holding one of the biggest wooden statues of Japan, this temple its famous as well for the huge amount of small statues (called Jizo). The grounds are very nice with lots to see from beautiful gardens, a nice tea house to a lovely pond. Its...More

1  Thank RMartinSDXB
Reviewed 29 July 2015

During our stay in Tokyo, we took a day trip to Kamakura and spent a couple of hours visiting the temple and grounds. Although it was rainy, the grounds were very crowded as this is a very popular destination. Everything was very lush and green,...More

1  Thank francie123
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Have been several times. Grounds are beautiful. Especially loved the hydrangea in June. Great overlook of the bay.

Thank lilhammy45
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Nature, statues, temple, ponds, fish, stairs, cave, ocean view, bamboo, - all in one place, wonderful!

Thank Tanittta
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

I was on that area for just a day, and the Hasedara temple was wonderful to visit. I reached there early in the morning when the priests were just opening the temple. There was no one around - no tourists, just some local's stopping to...More

1  Thank abhi4321
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Hordes and hordes of people when we were visiting in the afternoon. The shrine has beautiful Buddha statues covered in gold leaf. Went on what is supposed to be the Hydrangea walk but the gardeners had just finished cutting all the flowers when we arrived...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Hasedera is near the train station, it a wonderful , interesting temple and it has a beautiful view of the ocean. It should be your first stop before going to see the giant buddah!

Thank sasahara2014
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

This a great day trip from Tokyo and worth the time on the train. (About 90mins from Tokyo) Absolutely beautiful gardens, fish ponds, and the hydrangea at this time of year are magic. The climb up the hill is great and provides a really good...More

Thank Ian F
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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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