Hase-dera 長谷寺

About Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera Temple is a Pure Land Buddhist temple that has existed since before the Kamakura period. Its formal name is “Kaikōzan Jishōin Hasedera.” It was founded in the eighth year of the Tenpyō era in the Nara period and enshrines an 9.18-meter-tall statue of the Eleven-Headed Kannon Bodhisattva, which is the largest wooden Buddhist statue in Japan. The temple grounds are adorned with flowers in every season and are so beautiful that they are often called “the Western Pure Land of Kamakura.” From the observation deck, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the streets of Hase and Sagami Bay. Hase-dera Temple is one of the representative temples of Kamakura.

Location: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura City
– By foot: 25 minutes from JR Kamakura Station
– By Enoshima Electric Railway: 6 minutes from Hase Station

Hours: 8:00-16:30
Admission fee: 400 yen for adults, 200 yen for children
Toilets: Available
URL: https://www.hasedera.jp/en/


・Nearby Shrines, Temples, and Other Attractions

Kōtoku-in 高徳院(8-minute walk)
Goryo Shrine 御霊神社(8-minute walk)


・Cafes and restaurants around Hase-dera Temple

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