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Hase-dera Temple

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-6300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great day seeing this temple. One of my favorites and really beautiful. There's also a great observation deck near by.

Thank kennysullivan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is best known for its wooden statue of the goddess of mercy, Kannon, which carries seven heads and rises to a height of about 9 meters. This sculpture, which stands in the main building of the temple, is considered one of the largest...More

Thank YairBarZohar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hase-dera is my favorite temple in Kamakura and IMHO better than many temples in Kyoto. From a photographer's perspective, there are a lot of interesting things to take photos of and you could easily spend 1 hour here. There are some walking paths up the...More

Thank kazukiworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Great Buddha, we visited the second most-visited site in Kamakura. A beautiful Temple and Gardens. Very much worth visiting.

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very special place to visit. It deserves the going undoubtedly. From the entrance you may have a mouthful for what is the shrine upstairs, the traditional Japanese architecture on a sacred place with wonderful gardens to walk around, a variety of spots...More

Thank Alejandro G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hase-dera Temple is so beautiful. It is an easy walk from the Hase station and on the way to the Great Buddha. Beautiful gardens, temple, cave, path ways, views and so many statues.

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful temple in the Hill side. Stunning views of the Sagami Bay. 200 yen entrance fee. Dont forget to visit the cave. Short walk from Hase train station.

Thank JasonMichaelJones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must say that this was one of the most beautiful temples I have ever soon. Only about 200 or 300 to enter but well worth it. The grounds were also very manicured.

Thank Gow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to about 100 temples from Tokyo to Kyoto to Osaka, and this is my favourite. It's absolutely beautiful. From the ponds of fish, to the well maintained gardens, you can't go wrong visiting. Make sure you go up to the top! It's a...More

Thank BoxerBlake
Reviewed 13 October 2018

A short walk from Kamakura Station, the temple sits on a hill and offers nice views of the bay and town. Pay to enter, the grounds are beautiful. Need to be able to climb many steps to get to the Temple. Additional fee to enter...More

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Joan J
3 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