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
Admission fee: 400 yen for adults, 200 yen for children
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