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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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Most interesting temple visit of them all

There are a few elements to this temple visit, which made it all the more interesting. The gardens and ponds are beautiful. The caves were interesting with statues carved from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are a few elements to this temple visit, which made it all the more interesting. The gardens and ponds are beautiful. The caves were interesting with statues carved from stone inside. Just outside the caves are a couple of halls where you can pray to the kitchen god and to the god of music and arts. Up the stairs... More 

Thank Pinkiedink
Zushi, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a gem of temple. Compact, but packed with lots of things to see. Firstly there are the beautiful gardens full of flowers and blossom trees, plus the hidden place of worship in a cave. Next flight up is the small shrine surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of small buddha's. This is for the spirits of all the unborn... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and peaceful place with Buddhist culture. Saw lots of cherry blossoms blooming with a nice sea view from top during Feb 2017. There's a vegetarian restaurant there. Highly recommended.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

According to the legend, in 721 AD the pious monk Tokudo Shonin discovered a large camphor tree in the mountain forests near the village of Hase in the Nara region. He realized the trunk of the tree was so large that it provided enough material for carving two statues of the eleven-headed Kannon. The statue he commissioned to be carved... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Hasedera during the fall foliage season and it was spectacular. Brilliant colors everywhere. One of the most interesting features of this temple were the wood and stone statues -- they were quite beautiful and other-worldly. If you hike all the way to the top of the hill, you're rewarded with gorgeous views of the city and Sagami Bay.... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hasedera is one of my husband's favorite temples. It's scenery changes seasonally. In the spring there are hundreds of gorgeous flowers, and in the fall there are beautiful bright red and orange colors. If you hike up to the top, you can over look the coast of Kamakura.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice temple with the views of the seaside. Enjoyed the walk around. Very peaceful. The memorials for the kids inside is a must see

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very near to the daibutsu... You can take a visit here on some days when the temple is decorated with the lights from 6:00PM :)) It really attracted me

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Pecs, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think one of the best in Tokyo area, you can see Kannon and Buddha and see gardens, monuments and a lots of cultural/sacral seeing. If you have enough time just drink a green tea at the restaurant and look the beautiful ocean!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful temple I visited in japan. There were several kinds of flowers even it was January!!!!! And you can see ocean view from here. Soooooooo cute things all over. The main statue of Buddha was look like little showy for me.. but it was nice. I really want to go there again in the spring. 일본에서 가본 신사... More 

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