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Today‘s target is…..Hasedera temple!

 

 

What’s Hasedera temple?

According to 【TripAdvisor】, this temple is the most popular spot in Kamakura.

 

It is said the temple was opened in the 8th century by a Buddhist monk, Tokudo.

A high-ranking nobleman, Fusasaki Fujiwara invited him because he had opened Hasedera temple in Nara before.

 

The temple is dedicated to eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara.

The image was made from the same tree as the eleven-faced Avalokiteshavara in Hasedera temple in Nara.

 

This temple is famous for not only temple itself but also the beautiful scenery and nature.

You will be impressed Japanese garden, flowers, Buddhist statues, and other attractive things.

 

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Highlights

1.Japanese Garden

Just after you enter Hasedera temple, you will find Japanese garden.

The garden is Japanese-style strolling garden.

There are 2 ponds and you can look at carp in them.

 


This photo of Hasedera Temple is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 


This photo of Hasedera Temple is courtesy of TripAdvisor


This photo of Hasedera Temple is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

 

2.The view of the ocean and Kamakura area

Hasedera temple is built on a hill, so you can see beautiful scenery of the ocean and Kamakura area.

Near the benches at the corner of the hill  a food bar is available.

You can get Japanese sweets and drink there.

 

 

3.Benten-do hall (cave)


This photo of Hasedera Temple is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 


This photo of Hasedera Temple is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

Please don’t miss the cave!

If you go into the cave, you can see a lot of small statues of Benzaiten.

Benzaiten is a goddess of knowledge, art and beauty.

It is not easy to find, so please check the map in advance.

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4. Kannon Statue and Jizo statues

In Kannondo hall, a huge Kannnon statue is enshrined.

The height is 9.18 meters and it is one of the most largest wooden Kannon statue.

It has a crosier and a rosary on the right hand, a water jar on the left hand.

 

Jizo statues are small statues of Buddha who saves the souls of dead children.

You can see a lot of kind of Jizo statues in the temple.

Some of them are very cute, so please look for your favorite ones.

 


This photo of Hasedera Temple is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

5. Hydrangeas

Hasedera temple is also famous for hydrangea path.

More than 40 kinds of hydrangeas are planted.

You can enjoy over 2500 hydrangeas in full bloom from the middle of June to the middle of July.


This photo of Hasedera Temple is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 


This photo of Hasedera Temple is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

 

Info

 

Opening hours
March to September 8:00am~5:00pm
October to February 8:00am~4:30pm
Admission Fee
Adult ¥300
Child ¥100

 

More info

Kotokuin temple

It takes only 5 min from Hassedera temple to Kotokuin temple.

I recommend you to visit both temples.

What’s the history of Kotokuin(Great Buddha of Kamakura)?

 

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How to get to the nearest station?

The nearest station is Hase station.

From Shinjuku station

 

Shinjuku Sta. Fujisawa Sta. Odakyu Odawara Line Rapid Express
Fujisawa Sta. Hase Sta. Enoshima Electric Railway

 

From Asakusa station
Asakusa Sta. Shimbashi Sta. Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Shimbashi Sta. Kamakura Sta. JR Yokosuka Line
Kamakura Sta. Hase Sta. Enoshima Electric Railway

 

From Narita Airport
Narita Airport Kamakura Sta. JR Narita Line Rapid
Kamakura Sta. Hase Sta. Enoshima Electric Railway

 

Enoshima Electric Railway is a popular train.

Trip on Enoden! Go! Go! Train!

 

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Hotel and Hostel Info

Some hotels and hostels near Hasedera temple are available.

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Guesthouse Kamakura Rakuan


IZA Kamakura Guest House and Bar


Inn By The Sea Kamakura


WeBase Hostel Kamakura


Kamakura Park Hotel


Plage Yuigahama

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