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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-6300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I experienced the wheel turning, met some Kannon in the shrine. There are stairs to climb to view the landscape of the city. Nice view. If you show them your 1 Day Norikun pass, they give you a souvenir.

Thank Chivory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 1 November 2017

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 31 October 2017 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 25 October 2017

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 24 October 2017 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 23 October 2017

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 22 October 2017

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
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4 December 2017|
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Response from Jan_Lelie | Reviewed this property |
It depends. It is a complex of temples, gardens and shrines, starting near the entrance. Connected by paths and stairs.There is a nice view from a platform, about 50 steps, if I remember correctly.
11 April 2015|
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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