Hase-dera Temple, Kamakura

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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  • We had a lovely time exploring the various structures and learning about the history behind it while taking in the beautiful scenery. Our favorites were the little cave which included stone carvings....  more »
  • The Hase-dera temple in Kamakura is certainly along with the big Buddha is worth the visit, there is an entrance fee of 500yen it's money well spent the temple gardens are so peaceful and photogenic....  more »

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