Known for its eleven-headed statue of a bodhisattva associated with mercy, Hase-dera Temple probably dates back to the 8th century CE. Though several documents indicate that the temple may have been established later, local lore maintains the site's earlier origins. Explore the onsite museum (for an additional cost), take in the coastal views of Kamakura, and enjoy the lush temple garden. Most importantly, be sure to view the wooden sculpture of bodhisattva Kannon, which, as legend has it, was carved from a camphor tree in 721. Work out when and for how long to visit Hase-dera Temple and other Kamakura attractions using our handy Kamakura trip planner .
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Duration: 5 hours
Hase-dera Temple Reviews
My visit started with lunch at the top of the complex at Kaikoan restaurant with yummy vegetarian food and great views. After lunch, I visited Kannon Hall to see the goddess of mercy. Walked through t... more »
紫陽花を観に行きました。 ハイシーズンの6月なので、平日でも人が超たくさんいます。 紫陽花の株よりも人の方が多いかもしれません more »I went to see hydrangea. Because it is June of the high season, there are a lot of people even on weekdays. There may be more people than hydrangea strains.
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